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FLORIDA MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY 



GRADUATE CATALOG 



2009 - 2011 



Birthplace of "Lift Every Voice and Sing' 



Catalog Number 4 



Florida Memorial University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern 
Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097: 
Telephone number 404-679-4501) to award bachelor's and master's degrees. The University 
is also chartered by the State of Florida. 



STATEMENT OF DISCLOSURE 

The information contained in this catalog represents the current requirements, regulations, 
programs, fees and other charges of Florida Memorial University. Regulations and 
requirements stated herein, including fees and other charges, are subject to change without 
notice at the discretion of the Board of Trustees and the President of the University. The 
University further reserves the right to require a student to withdraw at any time as well as 
the right to impose probation on any student whose conduct is unsatisfactory. Admission 
based on false statements or documents will be voided. Credit will not be granted for classes 
taken under these circumstances. In addition, tuition or fees paid will not be refunded if a 
student is dismissed or suspended from the University for cause. Any balances owed the 
University are considered receivable and will be collected. 

Florida Memorial University maintains a system of records which includes application forms, 
letters of recommendation, admission test scores and student transcripts. Records are made 
available upon written request through the Office of the Registrar. Direct access and 
disclosure to a third party are prohibited by law. Access is given only upon written consent 
by the student or if required in legal matters. Disclosure of student records to parents is not 
prohibited if the student is listed as a dependent on the federal income tax form of the parent. 
A person does not have the right of access to educational records until he or she has been 
admitted and has actually begun attending Florida Memorial University. 

Parents of dependent students will be provided a hearing by Florida Memorial University if 
they wish to challenge the contents of the record. If still not satisfied, the parents of 
dependent students may add explanatory or rebuttal materials to the record. 

Florida Memorial University practices a policy of nondiscrimination in employment and 
admission. It is a policy of the University to provide equal opportunity to all persons without 
regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, marital status, disabilities, 
labor organization membership, political affiliation, height, weight, and record of arrest 
without conviction. 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 



GENERAL INFORMATION 

Institutional Statement of Purpose 1 

Campus Facilities and Resources 3 

University Library Services 4 

Alumni Affairs 7 

Health Services 7 

Counseling Center 7 

Academic Computing 8 

Admissions 8 

FINANCIAL INFORMATION 

Schedule of Tuition and Fees 18 

Payment of Tuition and Fees 21 

Refund Schedule 23 

ACADEMIC INFORMATION 

Academic Affairs 24 

Grading System and Quality Points 26 

Grade Reports 26 

Registration 27 

Add, Drop, and Withdrawal 28 

Academic Honor Code 29 

Testing Center Services 34 

GRADUATE PROGRAMS 

School of Business 35 

Master's in Business Administration, Program of Study 35 

School of Education 40 

Elementary Education, Program of Study 40 

Exceptional Student Education, Program of Study 41 

Reading, Program of Study 43 

UNIVERSITY PERSONNEL 53 

CAMPUS DIRECTORY 70 



INSTITUTIONAL STATEMENT OF PURPOSE 

Florida Memorial University, a Historically Black University related to Baptist Churches and 
traditions, is one of the oldest academic centers in Florida. The private coeducational, 
baccalaureate and graduate degrees granting University has its origins in the Florida Baptist 
Institute, founded in 1879 Live Oak Florida and in the Florida Baptist Academy, founded in 
1892 in Jacksonville Florida. These two institutions merged in 1941 to form the Florida 
Normal and Industrial Institute in St. Augustine, Florida. The institution became a four-year 
College in 1945. Following several name changes, Florida Memorial College was adopted in 
1963. The institution moved to its present South Florida location in Miami, Florida in 1968. In 
2005, the institution changed its name to Florida Memorial University. 

Florida Memorial University serves a culturally diverse student population through 
programs in liberal and technical education. These programs are designed to prepare 
students to function effectively in a highly competitive technological global society. 
Challenging educational opportunities are offered through the academic departments or 
schools in a variety of instructional formats to traditional and nontraditional students. 
Internships and other experiential learning programs are incorporated in the learning 
environment. Academic programs are supported by the library services, academic advising, 
testing, developmental education, support services, career development, counseling and 
student activities. 

The University is committed to excellence, and to this end, appropriate resources are 
provided and curricula and programs are planned, developed, and assessed to provide 
instruction to students at their level of achievement. These measures will enable students to 
acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for successful completion of a progression of 
academic standards. 

Florida Memorial University is dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge and truth; the free 
exchange of ideas; and the transmission and preservation of African-American history and 
heritage. The University recognizes that education contributes to the quality of life and 
expects that students will leave its community of scholars and traditions prepared to 
participate fully in society. 

The definitive mission of Florida Memorial University is to inculcate in students the 
importance of life-long learning, character, and a commitment to leadership through service 
in the enhancement of their lives and the lives of others. 



ACCREDITATION 

Florida Memorial University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern 
Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097: 
Telephone number 404-679- 4501) to award bachelor's and master's degrees. The University 
is also chartered by the State of Florida. 

ACBSP ACCREDITATION 

School of Business Administration 

Florida Memorial University, through its School of Business, is accredited by the Association 
of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) to offer the following business 
degrees: 

• The Bachelor of Science in Accounting 

• The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration 

• The Bachelor of Science in Marketing 

NCATE ACCREDITATION 

School of Education 

Florida Memorial University, through its School of Education, is accredited by the National 
Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This accreditation process 
determines whether schools, colleges, and departments of education meet demanding 
standards for the preparation of teachers and other professional school personnel. Providing 
leadership for reform in teacher education is also central to NCATE's mission. NASM 
Accredited. 



MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS 

American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) 

American Association for Higher Education American Council on Education American 

Library Association (ALA) 

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Association of Collegiate Business 

Schools and Programs (ACBSP) 

Association of Fundraising Professionals 

Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) 

Council for Higher Education Accreditation 

Council of Independent Colleges 

Florida Association for Students Financial Aid Administrators 

Florida Association of Colleges and Universities 

Florida Association of Colleges for Teacher Education 

Florida Cooperative Education and Placement Association 

Florida Independent College Fund 

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Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce 

Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida 

Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce 

National Association for Students Financial Aid Administrators 

National Association of College Deans, Registrars, and Admission Officers 

National Athletic Intercollegiate Association 

National Council of Educational Opportunity Associations 

National Intraneural/ Recreation Sports Association 

National Society of Fundraising Executives 

Public Relations Society of America 

Southeast Florida Library Information Network (SEFLIN) 

Southeastern Association of Colleges and Employers 

Southeastern Library Network (SOLINET) 

Southeastern Testing Association 

Southern Association for Students Financial Aid Administrators 

Southern Association of College Student Affairs 

Southern Association of Educational Opportunity Personnel Prg 

Southern Regional Honors Council 

Sun Coast Conference 

The College Fund/UNCF 

United Way 



CAMPUS FACILITIES AND RESOURCES 

The campus, surrounding a quiet lake, is situated on a spacious 77- acre site in Miami 
Gardens just north of the Opa-Locka Airport. The Palmetto Expressway (SR 826) is close by, 
offering easy access to 1-95, 1-75, and the Florida Turnpike. The campus complex is comprised 
of a cluster of modern air-conditioned buildings. Each building is less than a three-minute 
walk from the farthest point on campus. 

Andrew Anderson and Donald Bacon Service Center 

This one-story complex houses the offices of purchasing, facilities management and 
administrative services, and the Duplication Center. 

Sarah A. Blocker Hall 

This two-story building houses the faculty and staff of the Freshman Studies Department, 
classrooms, and the offices of various support services. There are various laboratories: The 
Academic Resource Center (ARC), the Academic Skills Laboratory and the Writing Center. 
The Testing Center is also located in the facility. 

J.T. Brown and A. B. Coleman, Sr. Residence Halls 

These residence halls for men contain individual rooms, recreation and study lounges, 
laundry rooms, storage rooms, and space for the residence hall directors. 



G.W. Coleman and K.S. Westfall Physical Plant 

This facility houses the general maintenance department and a 3,300 sq. ft. air conditioning 
system of the university. 

Nathan W. Collier Library 

The library is a two-story structure located at the heart of the Campus. Encompassing 25,000 
square feet of floor space with a reading room on each level, the library has a seating capacity 
of over 500. A collection of over 115,000 volumes, an audio visual center, and a periodicals 
collection of over 800 subscriptions to journals and newspapers in support of academic 
programs are located in this building. Web-based resources provide access to over 12,000 
full-text periodical titles. The library also maintains a collection of books by and about Black 
people and the institutional Archives. Online access is available through OPAC (Online 
Public Access Catalog). The library utilizes the GALAXY Integrated Library System. The 
library also offers access to the Internet. The library is an associate member of the Southeast 
Florida Library Information Network (SEFLIN) which provides access to the web portal, 
mylibraryservice.org. Through this consortium, students, faculty members, and staff have 
library privileges with member institutions. In addition, the library is an affiliate of the 
Southeastern Library Network (SOLINET) which affords interlibrary loan access. 

Florida International University/Florida Memorial College Cooperative Joint 
Use Facility 

This facility houses the schools of Arts and Sciences and Education, including deans and 
faculty offices, Office of Graduate Programs, as well as state-of-the-art technology-enhanced 
classrooms, laboratories, a 200 seat auditorium, and 3 conference rooms. 

Susie C. Holley Religious Center 

The Susie C. Holley Religious Center houses a chapel with seating for 600. The building also 
includes classroom space for the study of religion and philosophy, and the offices of the 
Campus Minister and other religion and philosophy faculty. 

James Weldon and Rosamond Johnson Fine Arts Building 

This facility houses the Department of Humanities, classrooms, practice rooms for piano, 
organ and other instruments, rehearsal rooms for band and choir, an art studio, an 
amphitheater for open-air concerts, and offices for faculty. 

William Lehman Aviation Center 

This facility, named in honor of the late Congressman William Lehman, is a three-story, state- 
of-the-art complex. It contains modern spacious classrooms and laboratories, simulation 
trainers for the School of Aviation, a board join room, 200-seat auditorium with satellite 
downlink, electronic classroom, Offices of the Provost, Interim Director for Information 
Management and Technology, Director of Grants and Sponsored Research, Director of 
Institutional Research, and School of Aviation and Business, Departments of Computer 
Sciences and Mathematics and Continuing Education, the Center for Academic Advisement, 
faculty offices, and an aviation education resource center. 



Royal W. Puryear Administration Building 

This facility houses the office of the President and the boardroom, the offices of the Vice- 
President for Business and Fiscal Affairs, the Vice-President for Institutional Advancement, 
the Special Assistant to the President and the central telephone switchboard. 

M. Athalie Range Science Hall 

This two-story building is home of the department areas of the School of Health and Natural 
Sciences. Laboratories for the biology, chemistry, and physics programs are major features of 
this building. Space is also provided for an electronic classroom, as well as faculty offices 
with adjoining laboratories to accommodate research projects and scientific experiments. 

Lou Rawls Center for the Performing Arts 

This 12 million dollar state-of-the-art facility houses the Matthew W. Gilbert 450 seat 
auditorium used for dramatic and musical productions, lectures, and assemblies. 

A. Chester Robinson Athletic Center 

The University gymnasium has a floor space of 1080 square feet for basketball, volleyball, 
indoor tennis, and other indoor sports. Adjoining the gymnasium is an L-shaped, 80 X 53 X 
77-foot swimming pool for instruction and recreation. Offices for Physical Education faculty 
are housed in this facility. 

Willie C. Robinson and Ray Goode Residence Halls 

These residence halls for women contain individual rooms, recreation and study lounges, 
laundry rooms, storage rooms, and space for the residence hall directors. 

J. C. Sams Activity Center 

The J.C. Sams Activity Center is situated by the campus lake. It contains the bookstore, the 
university mailing center, game and entertainment rooms, the Sub Shop, meeting and 
conference rooms, space for social and cultural activities and an adjoining lakeside patio. 

Albert E. and Sadie B. Smith Dining Hall and Conference 
Center 

The Albert E. and Sadie B. Smith Dining Hall and Conference Center was opened in August, 
2002. The Conference Center and Banquet Hall can accommodate 400 people or be divided 
into three areas of 133 people each. The Dining Hall can seat 560 people and has two serving 
areas. 

Student Services Building 

This one-story complex houses the offices of the Vice President for Student Affairs, 
Enrollment Management, Admissions, Financial Aid, Residential Life, Student Support 
Services, the University Registrar, Career Development, Student Accounts, and the Office of 
the Bursar. 



Off-Campus Sites 

Florida Memorial University serves the needs of citizens of the greater Miami area through 
three off-campus sites and serves the citizens of Broward County with one off-campus site. 
Students may select general education and many upper-level courses. 



KEY UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS AND SERVICES 

Alumni Affairs 

The Office of Alumni Affairs is responsible for developing programs designed to increase the 
number of active alumni. The office works to coordinate events that keep alumni abreast of 
institutional progress and goals and that increase alumni contribution through various fund- 
raising events. 

The Office of Alumni Affairs, in collaboration with the Florida Memorial University Alumni 
Association, organizes chapters and provides technical assistance when necessary. It enlists 
alumni in recruiting students. Newsworthy information is disseminated through the 
university newsletter and other bulletins. 

Student Support Services 

Student Support Services helps students meet the day-to-day expectations of University life 
by providing non-academic activities and assistance. The counseling services begin when a 
student registers as a freshman or new graduate student at the University. In addition to 
continuing advisement, counseling occurs at three levels: academic, vocational, and personal. 

Counseling is an integral part of the guidance program. One form of counseling is academic 
advisement. Faculty advisors assist each student in designing a program of study 
commensurate with the student's needs, interests, and abilities. Special counseling is also 
available upon request to help the individual resolve typical concerns involving choice of 
vocation and major, study habits, and personal and social adjustment. Students, at their 
request, may be referred to outside agencies. 

Health Services 

A health services program covering the treatment of minor illnesses is provided for full-time 
students. These services are housed in the Student Health Clinic and are maintained on an 
outpatient basis. 

Counseling Center 

The Counseling Center provides comprehensive mental health services to students, faculty, 
and staff. These include outpatient individual and group psychotherapy as well as 
informative workshops on various clinical topics. The Center has a referral relationship with 
a psychiatrist for inpatient and psychotropic medication services when necessary. In 
addition, the Center provides 24-hour on call crisis intervention services as well as a variety 
of helpful programs such as Alcohol 101 (substance abuse); the Evaluation, Referral and 
Tracking program (retention); and the Partnering for Success Program (referral and 
feedback). The Counseling Center's services are provided by a licensed psychologist and 
other professionally qualified staff. All records and sessions of the Counseling Center are 
confidential. 



Academic Computing 

The Department of Academic Computing is responsible for the support of student and 
faculty computing. 



ADMISSIONS 

The Graduate Admissions Committee, composed of faculty in the School of Business and the 
School of Education, make admission decisions. The Deans of each school are ex-officio 
members of the admissions committee. 

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS 

To be fully admitted into the Florida Memorial University's MBA program, candidates must: 

Full Admission 

1. Complete the Graduate Application for Admission. 

2. Have an earned baccalaureate or graduate degree from a college or university accredited 
bv the appropriate regional accrediting agency. 

3. Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended, via postal mail (an 
official transcript bears the institution's seal and an official signature). 

4. Submit three completed Recommendation Evaluation Forms. 

5. Candidates will be required to meet the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and 
Programs (ACBSP) Common Professional Component (CPC) undergraduate business 
requirements or related equivalence. 



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3. Have Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score plus undergraduate GPA 
multiplied by 200 (GMAT score + Undergraduate GPA x 200) greater than or equal to 900, 
or a composite score of 950 based on the same formula using the student's last four (4) 
semesters undergraduate GPA (GPA no less than 2.5). For example, if the prospective 
student's last four (4) semesters undergraduate GPA is 2.8 and they score 400 on the 
GMAT then he/she would have a composite score of 960. See the following calculation, 
(2.8x200 + 400 = 960). 

Conditional Admission 

1. Complete the Graduate Application for Admission. 

2. Have an earned baccalaureate or graduate degree from a college or university accredited 
by the appropriate regional accrediting agency. 

3. Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended, via postal mail (an 
official transcript bears the institution's seal and an official signature). 

4. Submit three completed Recommendation Evaluation Forms. 

5. Candidates will be required to meet the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and 
Programs (ACBSP) Common Professional Component (CPC) undergraduate business 
requirements or related equivalence. 

6. Have a minimum undergraduate GPA 2.5 and must take the GMAT exam before the end 
of the first semester enrolled in the MBA program and score high enough to get a total 
MBA admission score of 900 (GMAT plus Undergraduate GPA x 200). Applicants that 
are classified as "Conditionally Admitted" may earn no more than (12) hours of graduate 
credit. Full admission requires the students' GMAT scores to be on file in the MBA office. 

* International students who have completed degrees at colleges or universities outside of the 
United States must have transcripts evaluated by an approved transcript evaluation service. 
Passing the TOEFL examination may be required for students whose first language is not 
English. 

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION 

Admission decisions are made by the Graduate Admissions Committee, which is composed 
of faculty from the School of Education. 

Full Admission 

To be fully admitted to the Florida Memorial University Graduate Teacher Education 
Program, candidates must: 

1. Complete the Graduate Application for Admission. 



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2. Have an earned baccalaureate or graduate degree, with a 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours 
on a 4.0 scale, from a college or university accredited by the appropriate regional 
accrediting agency.* 

3. Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended via postal mail 
(t-\n official transcript bears the institution's seal and an official signature). 

4. Provide official scores for Graduate Record Examination (GRE) completed within the 
last five years. Note that a minimum score is not required. Scores must be on file 
before applying for candidacy. 

5. Provide official passing scores for the University Level Academic Skills Test 
(CLAST), PRAXIS I, General Knowledge test (GK), or an equivalent basic skills test 
approved by the state of Florida. The Florida Professional Certificate granted will 
be accepted as proof of passing a basic skills test e.g., CLAST, PRAXIS I, GK. A 
score of one thousand (1000) on the GRE will be accepted in lieu of the basic skills 
test requirement. 

6. Submit three (3) completed Recommendation Evaluation Forms. 

7. Submit an essay stating goals for graduate study. 

^International students who have completed degrees at colleges or universities outside of the 
United States must have transcripts evaluated by an approved transcript evaluation service. 
Passing the TOEFL examination may be required for students whose first language is not 
English. 

Conditional Admission 

To be conditionally admitted into the Florida Memorial University Graduate Teacher 
Education Program, the candidate must: 

1. Complete the Graduate Application for Admission. 

2. Have an earned baccalaureate or graduate degree with a 2.5 GPA in the last 60 hours 
on a 4.0 scale from a university accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting 
agency. Note: Full admission will be granted once the candidate has received a 
minimum of a 3.0 GPA in the first twelve (12) credit hours at the graduate level at 
the University. 



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3. Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended via postal mail 
(an official transcript bears the institution's seal and an official signature). 

4. Provide official scores for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) completed within 
the last five years. Note that a minimum score is not required. Scores must be on file 
before applying for candidacy. 

5. Provide official passing scores for the University Level Academic Skills Test 
(CLAST), PRAXIS I, General Knowledge test (GK), or an equivalent basic skills test 
approved by the state of Florida. The Florida Professional Certificate granted will be 
accepted as proof of passing a basic skills test e.g., CLAST, PRAXIS I, GK. A score of 
one thousand (1000) on the GRE will be accepted in lieu of the basic skills test 
requirement. 

6. Submit three (3) completed Recommendation Evaluation Forms. 

7. Submit an essay stating goals for graduate study. 

* International students who have completed degrees at colleges or universities outside of the 
United States must have transcripts evaluated by an approved transcript evaluation service. 
Passing the TOEFL examination may be required for students whose first language is not 
English. 

Completion Requirements and Regulations 

Credit Requirements 

School of Education 

Each of the degrees offered in the Masters Program in education requires a minimum of 
thirty (30) semester graduate credits for completion. A minimum of (18) hours must be in the 
major of concentration. All courses must be at the 500 level or above to be counted toward 
graduate degree requirements. 

School of Business 

The MBA requires a minimum of thirty (30) semester graduate credits for completion. 
Additional elective credits must be taken for specialization. All courses must be at the 500 
level or above to be counted toward graduate degree requirements. 



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Finie Limit 

Candidates have four calendar years from the time of Enrollment in the graduate program to 
complete the degree. The Graduate Program Office may grant students who change degree 1 
programs an extension after review and approval. Courses counted toward a master's degree 
must have been taken within four calendar years prior to graduation. 

Transfer Credit 

Students may transfer a maximum of six (6) graduate credit hours with grades of "B" or 
higher from a regionally accredited degree granting institution. The Dean of the Schools of 
Business or Education and the Dean of the School of Graduate and Continuing Education 
must approve all transfer credits. 

Florida Memorial University does not accept credits from professional degree programs 
offered through joint, cooperative, or consortia] arrangements, or through experiential 
learning. 

Advisor/ Major Professor 

Every graduate student will be assigned to an advisor from the major department. As early 
as appropriate, the student must request a professor in the major department to serve as 
advisor. The responsibility of the advisor is to assist the student in planning a program of 
study and to ensure fulfillment of degree requirements. The advisor must approve the stu- 
dent's program each semester. This professor advises the student about the courses, selects 
questions for the comprehensive examination or supervises the student's thesis research, and 
facilitates communication within the major department and within other departments of the 
University. 

Independent Study 

Independent Study is available upon approval from the Deans of the Schools of Business and 
Education. Students are limited to (6) credit hours. Independent study is not granted in lieu 
of required courses. 

Grade Point Average (GPA) 

A minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA is needed for the completion of each degree. Each student 
will be required to maintain at least a 3.0 GPA while matriculating. If a student falls below 
the required average in a given semester, the student will be required to bring up his or her 
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3.0 level by the end of the following semester or be placed on Academic Suspension and 
removed from the program. 

A student who is placed on Academic Suspension may reapply for admission to the graduate 
program after one year. Any credits the student earned while in the graduate program may 
be counted toward the new admission if the grade in the course was a "B" or better. 

Admission to Candidacy 

Admission to candidacy reflects agreement between the student, the advisor, and the Office 
of Graduate Programs that the student has demonstrated the ability to do acceptable 
graduate work and that normal progress has been made toward a degree. Application for 
candidacy should be completed at the beginning of the semester in which the last twelve (12) 
graduate credits will be taken for students in the School of Education and the last six (6) 
graduate credits in the School of Business. 

Completing the candidacy usually denotes that the student has met all of the prerequisites 
for admission, the student's program of study has been approved, and the student is in the 
final stages of the program's completion. 

The application for the Masters candidacy is made as soon as possible after prerequisite 
course requirements have been met, a 3.0 GPA (or higher) in graduate courses completed, 
and official GRE or GMAT scores have been submitted. The GRE/GMAT scores provided 
must have been taken in the last five (5) years. The Admission to Candidacy form must be 
signed by the student's advisor and list all the course work to be used for the degree, 
including transfer courses. The Admission to Candidacy form must be submitted to the 
Dean of the School of Graduate and Continuing Education no later than commencement day 
of the semester preceding the semester in which the student plans to graduate. 

Applications for Graduation 

Graduation applications must be filed with the Dean of the School of Graduate and 
Continuing Education no later than commencement day of the semester proceeding the 
semester in which he/she plans to graduate. See the Academic Calendar for specific due 
dates. 



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School of Education 

Master's Thesis Committee 

The responsibility of this committee is to guide the student during the written and oral phase 
of the thesis process. The committee is to be composed of the major professor and at least 
two other faculty members at the rank of assistance professor or above with graduate status. 
The major professor and the student select the committee. 

Comprehensive Examination or Thesis 

A candidate must pass a comprehensive written examination or thesis, depending on the 
student's choice, as part of the completion requirements. The examination is a demonstration 
of the candidate's ability to integrate materials in the major and related fields. The 
examination must be scheduled through the Dean of the School of Graduate and Continuing 
Education before the deadline and will be coordinated by the student's committee. In case of 
failure, the candidate may not be reexamined until the following semester. The result of the 
second examination is final. 

Students may schedule the comprehensive examination or prepare to write the thesis after 
2/3 of the program is completed. Students whose performance is deemed unsatisfactory on 
the comprehensive exam are only permitted one (1) re-examination. 

Field and Clinical Experiences 

The School of Education has established field experience requirements embedded in 
individual courses for both Initial Certification and Teacher Leadership Tracks. The School 
has established long-standing links and partnerships with various schools, both private and 
public to provide the opportunity to improve instruction and research at the University. 
Clinical requirements will be maintained through the Graduate Program Office. This office 
will place students in the Field at the appropriate time under the direction of the student's 
advisor. 

Appeals Process 

All graduate Program policies/procedures may be appealed through the appeals process of 
the individual program, the School of Business or School of Education, and the University. 



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Applications for Graduation 

Graduation applications must be filed with the Dean of the School of Graduate and 
Continuing Education no later than commencement day of the semester proceeding the 
semester in which he/she plans to graduate. See the Academic Calendar for specific due 
dates. 

Exit Exams 



School of Education 

A student seeking initial certification through the Graduation program must pass the Florida 
Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE). 

The FTCE is composed of three tests: Professional Education, General Knowledge, and 
Subject Area Exams. Depending upon his or her background, the student may need to take 
one, two. or three of the tests. 

1 PEd Test: Professional Education - Candidates applying to take the Professional 

Education Test. See your Official Statement of Status of Eligibility. 

2 SAE Test: Subject Area Exam - These exams are for degreed academic subject areas 
and are usually in a multiple-choice format. Candidates applying for a Professional 
Certificate and those adding a subject area subject to a professional Certificate must 
pass a subject area exam in the field (s) in which they seek certification. 

3 General Knowledge Test (GK) - Prior to July 1, 2002, the required basic skills test 
for teacher certification was the CLAST. Beginning July 1, 2002, the required basic 
skills test for teacher certification is the General Knowledge Test for which students 
can register using the application in the registration bulletin. The General 
Knowledge Test is a basic skills achievement test containing four subtests: mathemat- 
ics (multiple-choice items) reading (multiple-choice passage-based items), English 
language skills (multiple-choice items), and essay. 

FINANCIAL INFORMATION 

Financial Aid is granted to students at Florida Memorial University primarily based on 
financial need. The student's need is determined following the completion of the Free 
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 



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The FAFSA is available from high school counselors or the University's Financial Aid Office. 
It is recommended that the student's or parents' tax return be used when completing the 
FAFSA on-line at www.fafsa.ed.gov . 

All eligible students are required to apply for various federal and state programs by 
completing the FAFSA no later than March 13 for priority consideration. Each student must 
also complete an institutional application to provide the Office of Financial Aid with 
additional data required to start his/her financial aid file. 

Financial Aid is available to qualifying students in the form of Federal Strafford (Subsidized 
and/or Unsubsidized) Loans for US citizens and eligible non-citizens with a valid Social 
Security Number and in the form of private loans for international students. 

To be eligible to receive financial aid, students must meet the following criteria: 

1. Be enrolled in a degree-seeking graduate program fulltime at Florida Memorial 
University, 

2. Maintain satisfactory academic progress, 

3. Not owe a refund of Title IV funds or be in default of any previous Strafford Loans. 

To apply for Federal Financial Aid (i.e. Stafford Loans), students must complete the 
following. 

1. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students may access the appropriate 
forms on line at wwiv.fafsa.ed.gov . Students that do not have on-line access may call the 
Office of Financial Aid Office at 305-626-3745 to request a financial aid package. 
Processing time takes a minimum of four (4) weeks. The result of the FAFSA is called the 
Student Aid Report (SAR). This report summarizes the data submitted on the free 
application. SARs are received via U.S. postal mail or electronic confirmation. Students 
can make corrections on-line by using a personal identification number (PIN) provided 
by the U.S. Department of Education or by submitting to the address indication on page 
2 of the SAR. 

Florida Memorial University's Federal School Code is 001486. 



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2. A Federal Stafford Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN). Information can be 
accessed and the form can be completed on-line. Students can go to 
www.appluonlinenow.com or www.salliemae.com and select " Apply for a Loan/ 7 

3. Florida Memorial University Federal Stafford Loan Request Form. This form can be 
requested on-line at www.FloridaMemorial Universityniv.edu . The Office of Financial 
Aid will mail the forms via U.S. Postal Service. 

4. A Loan Entrance Interview Form and Loan Entrance Test Form. Federal regulations 
governing the borrowing of Federal Student Loans require that all students receiving a 
Federal Strafford Loan must complete a Loan Entrance Interview Form and Loan 
Entrance Test, detailing the student's rights and responsibilities as a borrower. The Loan 
Entrance Interview can be completed on-line at www.suntrusteducation.com . This 
process is a one time requirement. 

5. The Florida Memorial University Financial Aid Application (FAP). This institutional 
Financial Aid Application serves as the initial documentation needed to identify if a 
student is going to attend Florida Memorial University and for verification of student 
financial aid information such as household size, untaxed income, residency. 

6. Additional Documentation. Upon receipt of the SAR, the student may be instructed to 
provide the Office of Financial Aid with additional documentation. In such instances, the 
student should submit a signed copy of the prior year's Federal Income Tax Return as 
well as that of his or her spouse's W2. Forms of documentation that may also be request- 
ed are proof of citizenship or a selective service registration card. 

Private Loans 

Students eligible for private loans are required to complete a private loan application with a 
lender of their choice. The application may be requested directly from the lender or by 
contacting the Office of Financial Aid. 

Eligibility for a private loan is based solely on the credit history of the student. The 
University recommends that students request copies of their credit reports before submitting 
loan applications so that they can check for any discrepancies. 



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International students are required to have a co-signer/ borrower to apply for the loan who is 
credit worthy and a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen. In some cases, the lender 
may require the student to submit additional information along with the application. 
Applications can be completed and submitted at www.applyonlinenow.com . For more infor- 
mation regarding securing a private loan, interest rates, fees and repayment options, students 
can contact the following: citiassist@studentloan.com / (1 -800-394-7580) OR 

suntrust@suntrusteducation.com / (1-866-897-9793). 

Financial Aid Processing 

Requests for student loans can be processed once the student's financial aid file is complete. 
Normal processing time for lenders to disburse loan funds is 10-15 working days from the 
date the loan application is submitted to the lender by the Office of Financial Aid. Award 
notification should be received by the student shortly after the loan application has been 
processed. 

Estimated Schedule of Tuition, Fees and Service Charge 2007- 2008 

To assist students with financial planning for graduate school, the estimated 2007-2008 Cost 
Attendance Schedule is based on full-time enrollment of 12 credits per semester. The 
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Allowances have been made to include up to 3% student loan fees. All unpaid balances on 
a student's account are the responsibility of the student. 

Please be sure to indicate on your loan Request Form the semester for which you are 
applying. Your loan period is determined by the start date and end date of the term for 
which you are requesting aid. Funds for each semester will be disbursed by the lender in two 
equal installments: one at the beginning of the semester and one at the midpoint of the 
semester. All loan proceeds will go toward your tuition costs. If your Florida Memorial 
University account reflects a credit balance, a refund check will be mailed to you. 

Service Charges 

Admission Application $50.00 

Checking Cashing 0.25 

Course Add/Drop 10.00 

Graduation 150.00 

Document Photocopy 10.00 

Late Registration Fee 50.00 

Pre-registration (failure to pre-register) 50.00 

Parking Decal (each year) 10.00 

Parking Citation 15.00 

Replacement Diploma 10.00 

Replacement I.D. Card 25.00 

Returned Check Fee 25.00 

Promissory note Fee 50.00 

Tuition Installment Plan-late payment Fee * 25.00 

TOEFL 28.00 

Transcript, Regular US Mail 3.00 

Transcript, Certified Mail 6.00 

Transcript, Next day Delivery 12.00 

Transcript, Overseas . 8.00 

Library Fines per day per book 0.25 

Library Lost Book Charge 50.00 



*NON-REFUNDABLE 

The schedule of tuition, fees and service charges is reviews and published annually. Current 
information on these amounts is available at the Student Accounts Office. 



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The University reserves the right to change without notice its tuition, lees, service charges, 
rules, and regulations at the beginning of any semester and during the year should 
conditions so warrant. This right will be exercised judiciously. 

Description of Service Charges 

Books, school supplies, travel expenses, medical expenses other than those provided on- 
campus and through the Student Health Insurance Program, and miscellaneous personal 
items are additional expenses which must be considered when preparing a student's budget. 

Admission Application : A fee of $50 must be sent to the University with each application for 
admission. This fee is non-refundable and is not credited to the student's account upon 
admission. 

Course Add /Drop : A fee of $10 is charged for each course added or dropped from a 
student's schedule after the close of registration. 

Parking Decal : A fee of $10 per year is charged for a parking decal to register a vehicle for 
campus roadways and parking facilities. An additional fee of $10 per is required for the 
purchase of a replacement decal or a second-car decal. A valid ID, driver's license, car 
registration, and proof of insurance are required. 

Replacement Diploma : A fee of $10 is charged to replace a diploma. Requests must be made 
through the Registrar's Office. 

Replacement LP. Card : A fee of $25 is charged to replace a lost or stolen University "Lion 
Express" identification card. 

Returned Check : Students with approved University check cashing cards may cash one 
personal check per week for an amount not to exceed $25 at the Cashier's window during 
normal business hours. A fee of $0.25 will be charged for each check cashed. Pursuant to 
Florida law, anv check issued to the University for which sufficient funds are not available to 
ensure payment upon presentation is subject to a returned check fee of $25. If two checks are 
returned because of insufficient funds, check cashing will be revoked and disciplinary action 
taken. 

Promissory Note Fee : A processing fee of $50 is charged to defray the cost of providing a 
deferred payment plan for students who are unable to pay the full amount of their bill at the 
time of registration. 



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TOEFL : A fee of $28 is charged to defray the University's cost to administer the institutional 
Test of English as a Foreign Language. 

Transcript Fee : A fee of $3 is charged for each requested copy of a transcript. Transcripts will 
be sent by regular mail. If requested, transcripts may be sent by Certified US mail or by next 
day delivery for an additional fee. 

Payment of Tuition and Fees 

1. All tuition and fees are due and payable at the time of registration. 

2. Students who receive financial aid must pay the difference between their financial aid 
awards and their total charges for the semester before being permitted to attend classes 
for a given semester. 

3. Financial Aid classified as "pending or "applied for" will not be accepted toward 
meeting the requirements for registration unless a positive evaluation is given by the 
Director of Financial Aid or his/her designee. 

4. Students may choose to pay charges owed for an upcoming semester through a 
University-approved 10-month installment plan. All inquiries and applications should 
be made directly to Tuition Management Services (TMS), Tuition Installment Plan. 
Students can call toll free 1-800-722-4867. Notification of awards and scholarships from 
outside sources used to pay a student's account must be send directly to the Student 
Accounts Office from the sponsor. The notice must either accompany the payment or 
state the manner in which the sponsor is to be billed. 

How to Make Payment 

The University accepts cash, certified checks, money orders, VISA and MASTERCARD in 
payment of university expenses. Payments may be made in person at the cashier window 
during posted business hours or by mail. Mail should be addressed to: 

Bursar 

Florida Memorial University 

15800 NW 42nd Avenue 

Miami Gardens, Florida 33054 

When payment is made in cash, the payer must receive a receipt and retain the receipt for 
future reference as evidence of the cash payment. 



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Please do not send cash in the mail. Do not pay eash to any person other than the 
University's Cashier. Ask for a receipt at the time o( payment if one is not given. Personal 
checks are not accepted. 

Deferred Payment Plan 

If parents or student desire to defer payment of a portion of the basic charges for tuition, fees, 
room and board, arrangements should be made directly with the Student Accounts Office. A 
deferment processing fee of $50 per plan will be charged for this privilege. 

Each student must satisfy all financial obligations to the university in accordance with the 
Deferred Payment Plan in order to (1) retain campus housing, (2) take midterm and final 
examinations, and (3) continue matriculation in the following semester. 

Exam Permits 

Students are required to present examination/clearance permits prior to taking mid-term and 
final examinations. Exam permits/clearance are picked up at the Student Accounts Office. 

Special Stipulations 

Students are not considered registered until they have been cleared financially and their 
forms have been stamped and signed by the Student Accounts Office. The release of 
transcripts or diplomas is prohibited if any unpaid balances are owed to the University. 

Students are expected to meet their payment obligations promptly and without notice from 
the Student Accounts Office. They are expected to inform their parents, guardians, and 
sponsors of all financial obligations to the university and of the due dates for payment. 
Students must follow up with the Student Accounts Office on a regular basis to ensure that 
payments are received and credited to their accounts. 



REFUND OR ADJUSTMENT OF TUITION, FEES, AND OTHER CHARGES 

Tuition refunds are based on the total tuition charges and on the amount paid. Board 
chargers are refundable on a priority basis to students who have properly withdrawn. 



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Financial Aid programs which provide awards to students will be refunded in accordance to 
the formula required by local, state, or federal law. Balances due as a result of the refund are 
the responsibility of a student who withdraws. 

Fees paid for application, processing charges, mailbox rental, room charges, etc. are not 
refundable. No portion of a scholarship from Florida Memorial University is refundable. 

When a student is assigned a Florida Memorial University student network account, space is 
automatically allocated to the student on a Florida Memorial University central server for 
storage of personal data. This is called a "student shared folder" and it is the student's 
personal workspace. It can be accessed with the student's Florida Memorial University 
network account ID and from any computer on campus. 

A student may withdraw or cancel from Florida Memorial University within three (3) 
working days, pursuant to S.246.D.41 (1) (n) 3.e of Florida status and receive a full refund 
with the exception of non-refundable charges. All refunds shall be made within thirty (30) 
days of the date that the university determines that the student has withdrawn. Tuition and 
general fees shall be refunded in full, less an administrative fee not to exceed 5% of the 
semester's tuition, if notice of withdrawal from the university is received prior to the end of 
the first calendar is received from the student. Tuition and general fees shall be reduced in 
full in any of the following circumstances: (1) courses canceled by the university; (2) invol- 
untary call to active military duty; (3) documented death of the student or 
(4) exceptional circumstances, with the approval of the President of the university or his or 
her designee. The student must execute the required forms in order to be officially 
withdrawn from the University. The student will receive tuition and general fees refunds, 
less an administrative fee not to exceed 5% of the semester's tuition at the following rates. 

Refund Schedule 



Tuition and general fees 

Each Fall and Spring semester 

If withdrawal from the university is made - Amount Refunded: 

Business: 

Students enrolled in the MBA graduate program will be allowed to drop a class and receive 
full (100%) refund if they drop the class by the second Wednesday after the class first 
meets. For example, if the class meets on Friday, October 16, 2009 the student would be 
entitled to a full refund if they dropped the class on or before Wednesday, October 21, 
2009. Classes dropped after this time period will result in no (0%) refund being given to the 
student. 

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Education: 

Students enrolled in the graduate program in education will be allowed to drop a class and 
receive a full (100%) refund if they drop they class by end of the second week of the class 
meeting. For example, if the class first meets on Monday October 12, 2009 the student 
would be entitled to a full refund if they dropped the class on or before Friday October 23, 
2009. Classes dropped after this time period will result in no (0%) refund being given to the 
student. 

Fees and room charges are not refundable. Board is prorated based on term attendance. If 
a credit balance exists from overpayment or exits at the time of withdrawal, a refund for the 
balance will be processed within 30 days of the date that the university determines the 
student has withdrawn. 



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ACADEMIC AFFAIRS 

Academic Affairs at Florida Memorial University is administered by the Office of Executive 
Vice President and Provost. This Office consists of the following academic schools and 
support units. 

School of Aviation Safety & Security 

School of Business Administration 

School of Education School of Graduate Programs & Extension and Continuing 

Education 

School of Health and Natural Sciences 

School of Arts and Sciences 

Department of Social Sciences 

Department of Computer Sciences and Mathematics 

Department of Humanities 

Department of Visual and Performing Arts 
Department of Freshman Studies 
Academic Resource Center 
Center of Academic Advisement 
Center for Urban Environmental Studies 
Career Development 
Grants and Sponsored Research 
Honors Program 
Institutional Research 
University Library and Services 



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Office of the University Registrar 

Study Abroad Program 

Testing Center 

Academic Support Services 

The Department of Freshman Studies does not offer degrees. Other schools offer majors in 
subject areas leading to Bachelor degrees, and the School of Education offers both Bachelors 
and Master of Science degrees. The School of Business offers the MBA degree. 

Academic programs are designed to broaden the intellectual experiences and abilities of 
student while also supporting intellectual diversity. 



ACADEMIC REGULATIONS, PROCEDURES, AND 
STANDARDS 

The academic year consists of two semesters, fall and spring, of approximately sixteen weeks 
each. Each semester is divided into two eight week sessions. Students are allowed to register 
for two courses for each eight weeks. Students are limited to a maximum load of twelve 
credit hours each semester and six credit hours during the summer session. 

Graduate Degree Programs 

Thoughtful consideration must be given to the selection of a major. Upon declaration of a 
major by the student, a faculty advisor will be assigned. Florida Memorial University offers 
the following graduate majors: 

Elementary Education 

Exceptional Student Education (K-12) 

Reading (K-12) 

MBA 

Attendance Policy 

Students are required to attend all classes for which they registered and are not authorized to 
attend classes for which they are not registered. Students are responsible for any and all 
coursework and may not use university-sponsored activities as pleas for extension of time to 
complete assignments or for permission to take makeup examinations or quizzes. A 
calculation of absences begins from the first class meeting for students whose names appear 
on the initial class roster. Students will be allowed a maximum of one (1) absence per course. 
Any absences after the first one requires written permission from the Dean of the School of 
Graduate and Continuing Education. 



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Grading Systems and Quality Points 



Grades 


Quality Points 


A 


4.00 


A 


3.70 


B+ 


3.30 


B 


3.00 


B 


2.70 


C+ 


2.30 


c 


2.00 


c 


1.70 


D+ 


1.30 


D 


1.00 


F 


0.00 


W 


Official withdrawal from the university 


WP 


Withdraw passing 


FW 


Withdraw failing 


I 


Incomplete 



P Passed 

a •—>•--> i-n-i a . . • . _ r. ..if ......I 

Students may be given an "I" only if a small part of the course is missed because of 
unavoidable circumstances and there is a reasonable chance of obtaining a "C" or better if 
that part is complete. Students must complete this work within the established period of time 
(see the Academic calendar) without further registration or class attendance. Failure to 
adhere to this policy within one semester after receiving a grade of incomplete will result in 
the grade of "I" converting to the grade of "F." Students who have field for graduation my 
not receive an "I" during the semester in which they plan to graduate. If a grade of "I" is 
received, student must reapply for graduation at the next scheduled application period. 
Students receiving a grade below a "C-" must retake the course. 

Grade Reports 

Within fifteen working days after the end of an academic term, each student will receive a 
grade report showing grades for courses completed for the term. The report will also reflect 
the term grade point average and a cumulative grade point average. Grade reports are 
unofficial records. 



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Change of Grades 

Final grades can be changed only in instances of documented error. Grade changes must be 
reported by the professor on the Change o( Grade Form. The form must be signed by the 
instructor and submitted with appropriate documentation to the Dean of the appropriate 
program who in turn will submit it to the Office of the Registrar where the grade change is 
recorded. A student whose grade is changed will receive a student copy of the transcript 
reflecting the grade changed. A grade may not be changed after two (2) semesters have 
elapsed. 

Grade Appeal 

Students may appeal grades if it is demonstrated that a faculty member has made a 
capricious or prejudicial evaluation in grading. To resolve grade grievances, students must 
adhere to the follow procedures: 

1. Discuss the problem with the instructor with whom they have the grievance. 

2. Meet with the Dean of the School or Dean of the School of Gradate and Continuing 
Education if the problem cannot be resolved with the instructor. 

3. File a grade appeal with the Graduate Grade Dispute Committee if the School Dean 
cannot resolve the problem. 

An appeal must be appropriatelv filed in the semester following the one in which the 
disputed grade was given. 

Registration 

Students must comply with student load requirements as explained in the Academic 
Regulations section of this catalog. Students must register in accordance with the published 
schedule for pre-registration, and late registration for the Fall, Spring, and Summer 
semesters. 

Schedules of classes are available in the advisors' offices and on the University's web site. 
Students are urged to study course selections carefully and, in conjunction with their 
advisors, plan courses of study on the official registration worksheet form. This form is 
available in the academic advisor's office. 

Students currently enrolled will be changed a late registration fee if not pre-registered. 
Students have not completed registration until cleared by the Business Office. Registration 
will be canceled if not completed by the published deadline. 



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Students will not be permitted to register after the late registration period. 

Course Cancellation 

Course(s) may be canceled by the Dean of each program in the event of insufficient 
enrollment or lack of an instructor. 

Add, Drop and Withdrawals 

Courses may be added during the designated add period at the beginning of each semester. 
Students may not register or add after this period. Courses may be dropped through the 
second week of the semester. (See appropriate date on Graduate calendar). Students may not 
drop a course after this period but may only withdraw from the course or the university. 
Dropped courses are not reflected on student's transcript. 

Withdrawal from courses at the end of the drop period, students may withdraw from one or 
more courses during the withdrawal period indicated on the academic calendar. Grades of 
"WP" (Withdrew—Passing) or "WF" (Withdrew— Failing) will be given to reflect academic 
progress at the time of withdrawal. 

Withdrawal from the University 

Students may withdraw from the University as late as one week before the last week of the 
first eight sessions. Beyond this time, official documentation should support an emergency 
beyond the control of the student. An official withdrawal form must be executed during the 
term that the student wishes to withdraw from the university. Students who wish to 
withdraw from the University should contact the Office of Register for procedural 
information. The effective date of the withdrawal is the student's last day of attendance 
according to faculty records. 

Students can also be administratively withdrawn from the University at any time by the 
Registrar upon recommendation by the Deans of each School, the Dean of Graduate and 
Continuing Education, the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Executive Vice President 
and Provost, or the President. Such withdrawals may be for disciplinary reasons, for failure 
to meet financial obligations, or for failure to follow academic regulations. Students whose 
enrollment at Florida Memorial University is interrupted for more than one semester are 
required to submit an application for re-admission. The application must be sent to the Deans 
of the appropriate School and the Dean of Graduate and Continuing Education. Students 
placed on academic suspension must remain in that status for one semester (fall or spring) 
before being considered for re-admission. Students who voluntarily withdraw from the 
University for one or more academic years are required to apply for re-admission. Degree 
requirements stated in the University Catalog for the academic year a student is readmitted 
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UNIVERSITY STANDARDS 

Academic Honor Code 

Florida Memorial University recognizes honesty and integrity as necessary to the academic 
purpose and function of the institution. The University therefore, expects a high standard of 
individual honor in all academic endeavors from each student. 

Academic dishonesty includes cheating, plagiarism, forgery, collusion, and credential 
misrepresentation. Students found guilty of academic dishonesty are subject to disciplinary 
action including loss of credit, suspension, or immediate dismissal from the university. 

Cheating- The use or attempt to use unauthorized materials, information, study aids, or 
computer-related information. This includes giving or receiving, offering or soliciting 
information on test or written assignments, and / or using notes or books other than those 
explicitly permitted by the instructor during an examination. 

Plagiarism- Representation of words, or data, works, ideas, computer programs, or anything 
not generated in an authorized fashion properly cited one's own. 

Forgery - Willful misrepresentation or altering of documents with intent to defraud. It is a 
crime punishable by law. Its most common occurrence among students includes, but is not 
limited to, the misrepresentation of signatures (especially that of an academic advisor on 
official documents of the university or the attempt to cash checks that are not lawfully their 
own. 

Collusion- Cooperation of students(s) with staff personnel in securing confidential 
information / material (tests, examinations, etc.); briberv by students or staff personnel to 
change examination grades and or grade point average(s); cooperative efforts bv students 
and student assistant(s) in gaining access to examinations or answers to examinations for 
distribution; and resubmission of term papers and / or reports that have been submitted 
previously and graded, but have been secured and re-circulated among students. 



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Credential Misrepresentation- Use of untrue written statements regarding matters of fact in 
order to gain admission to or employment at Florida Memorial University. This also includes 
misstatements of fact, distribution of false printed material, and conduct manifest intended to 
deceive or mislead. 

Code of Conduct 

When students enroll at Florida Memorial University, they subscribe to the standards of 
personal conduct which the University considers fundamental to group living. It is assumed 
they will take advantage of the opportunities to learn how to make prudent decisions 
regarding their own conduct. 

Students assume total responsibility for their actions as they relate to the rules, regulations, 
and policies of the University, and maintain high standards of courtesy, integrity, and 
personal attire. 

The University does not permit the use or possession of illegal drugs, alcoholic beverages or 
firearms of any kind on the campus, at any University sponsored activity, or when 
representing the university. 

The University reserves the right to notify civil authorities whenever a student is guilty of or 
charged with a violation of law. 

The University reserves the right to suspend or dismiss students when such action seems 
indicated in the best interest of the University or the overall student body. 

Anti-Hazing Policy 

Hazing of student will not be a part of any initiation practices, whether for new students, 
social clubs, or Greek-letter organizations. Hazing done in the name of an organization can 
result in the organization's loss of privileges, including suspension of its operating privileges 
on campus. Hazing done by a student as an independent act can result in the student's 
dismissal from the University. Violation of this regulation must be reported to the Vice 
President for the Student Affairs. All cases involving hazing will be referred to the Judicial 
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Student Records 

Florida Memorial University docs not release student record information except as permitted 
under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (Buckley-Pell Amendment). 

Student records are confidential and information which can identify a student will not be 
released to a third party unless authorizations will be kept in the student's file. 

Student's may request, in writing, access to personal official records and may challenge the 
accuracy of records maintained by the university. The Office of Registrar will respond to any 
request within ten working days. 

Requests for official or unofficial Florida xMemorial University transcripts are made to the 
office of the Registrar or in person by the U.S mail. Telephone or third party requests will not 
be honored. 

The following information is necessary to process a transcript: -Student name -Student 
identification number or Social Security number -Date of birth -Dates of attendance - 
Degree(s) obtained (if any) -The request must be signed and dated by the student -The 
request must also include the full address of the person or institution receiving the transcript. 
-Transcript requests should be addressed to: 

Registrar's Office 
Florida Memorial University 
15800 NW 42nd Ave. 
Miami Gardens, FL 33054 

Students who are negotiating with co-op employers who require grades should request a 
transcript in the usual manner and allow the usual time. 

Rights Granted to Students under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 
(FERPA) 

Access to Student Records 

Under the provision of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, students have 
the right to inspect and review educational records. 



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In addition, they have the right to an explanation and interpretation of those records, 
including the right to have a hearing to challenge the contents of such records. Request for an 
explanation concerning a record should be addressed to the university official in charge of 
the record. Academic records, supporting documents and general education records are 
maintained by the Registrar and academic Schools and Departments and advisors; records of 
disciplinary proceedings are maintained by the Vice President for Student Services; financial 
records are maintained by the Business Office; medical records are maintained by the Health 
Center; financial aid records are maintained by the Financial Aid Office; and counseling 
records are maintained by the Counseling Services Center. All such records are the property 
of the University. 

The following records are not available for student inspection: Records of instructional, 
supervisory and administrative personnel which are in the sole possession of the maker 
thereof and which are not accessible to other persons; records created or maintained by a 
physician, psychiatrist, psychologist or other recognized professional or paraprofessional 
which are used only in connection with the provisions of treatment of a student and are not 
available to persons other than those individuals providing such treatment; records and 
documents of a law enforcement unit, including those of the university's Department of 
Public Safety; financial records of students' parents; confidential letters and statements of 
recommendation placed in a student's file prior to January 1, 1975, or those received after 
January 1, 1975, for which the student has signed a waiver of his / her right to access. 

Information in student's education records will not be released to third parties without the 
student's written consent, except to the following: officials of this University, including 
instructional staff who have legitimate educational interest; officials of other schools if the 
student seeks to enroll; accrediting organizations; parents of a student who qualifies as a 
dependent under the Internal Revenue Code; federal and state educational authorities and 
organizations conducting studies for such authorities in the areas of testing, student aid and 
instruction; people seeking information pursuant to a judicial order subpoena; and 
appropriate people in connection with an emergency involving health or safety. 

Directory Information 

A student's name, address, telephone number, date, and place of birth, major field of study, 
class year, dates of attendance, degree's and awards received, enrollment status, past and 
present participation in officially recognized sports and activities, height and weight of 
student athletes, and most recent previous educational institution attended may be made 
public by the university unless the student submits a written request to the Registrar at the 
beginning of each semester that such information be released only upon his/her consent. 



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Veteran Affairs 

Florida Memorial University maintains a Veterans Affairs Office in the Office of the Registrar 
to assist veterans and dependents of veterans who are entitled to V.A. educational benefits 
under Chapter 30, 32, or Chapter 35 oi the Title 38, U.S. Code and Chapter 106, Title 10, USC. 

Standards of Progress Policy for Veterans 

Students are considered to be in good academic standing when their cumulative grade point 
average is 2.0 or higher. Florida Memorial University's policies on academic warning, 
probation and suspension are based on the possibility that students can overcome academic 
difficulty and make appropriate progress toward a degree. 

University Library Services 

The mission of the Florida Memorial University Library is to provide resources and 
instructional material in support of the transmission and exchange of scholarly information. 
The library evaluates its programs, collections, technology', service deliver}', and other 
activities on a regular basis in order to meet the challenges of a changing technological and 
global society. The Florida Memorial University Library seeks to be both an education 
resource center for the University community and a learning organization that constantly 
works to maximize its effectiveness in accomplishing its mission. 

School of Graduate and Continuing Education 

The mission of the School of Graduate and Continuing Education is to coordinate programs 
at the graduate level in order to provide students with an educational experience that will 
prepare them to meet the complex challenges of professional life within a diverse and 
changing society. The School provides admission and graduation requirements, policies and 
procedures, and other programmatic information related to study at the graduate level. 



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Testing Center Services 

The Testing Center offers testing services to Florida Memorial University faculty, staff, 
students, and members of its surrounding communities. It operates in conjunction with the 
Office of Institutional Research in disseminating student assessment data. 

The Center develops and distribute schedules of all major tests administered. The following 
tests are administered regularly on campus in the center: University level Achievement Skills 
Test (CLAST), Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), Graduate Record 
Examination (GRE), Multiple Assessment Programs and Services (MAPS), university 
Placement Test (CPT), National Teachers Examination (NTE), Scholastic Assessment Test 
(SAT), Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). 

Academic Support Services 

Academic support services include the use of tutorial and advisement services, and well- 
equipped laboratories for English, Reading, Writing and Mathematics. The university has 
designed three particular programs that are helpful to students: they include the Academic 
Resource Center (ARC) Writing Center, and the Computerized Academic Skills Laboratory. 
ARC services including diagnosing, remediating, reinforcing, enriching, and evaluating 
knowledge and skills. The Skills Lab provides computerized software programs to reinforce 
classroom lessons and to eliminate specific academic deficiencies in mathematics, reading, 
and writing. In addition, to these services, the university administers a state funded (Title IV) 
Student Services program to provide tutorial assistance, counseling, academic advising, and 
peer support to students. The Graduate Support Center provides students with technical 
writing assistance including use of form, content, and organization as outlined by the 
American Psychological Association (APA) Guidelines. 

Computerized Academic Skills Laboratory 

The Computerized Academic Skills Laboratory provides students an opportunity to reinforce 
classroom lessons and to eliminate specific academic deficiencies through the use of 
computer software programs. The skills lab is used by students primarily to strengthen skills 
in mathematics, reading, and writing. Students may also develop skills in the use of 
computers (especially word processing). 

The laboratory coordinator assists, monitors, and supervises students who are referred to the 
laboratory by their instructors. Instructors are informed of student's performance via written 
reports so that appropriate follow-up can be planned. 



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GRADUATE PROGRAMS 

Program of Study 

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 

The MBA degree program requires a minimum of thirty (30) credit hours and is compatible 
with the Association of Colligate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). 

Basic core courses (21 Hours): 

There are seven required courses (21 hours) for the MBA core: 

MBA elective courses 

The MBA program provides elective courses in the area of Management, Accounting, 
Finance, and Marketing. The electives are intended to make the proposed program 
comparable with other South Florida and small school MBA programs. 



Grades 


Oualitv Points 


A 


4.00 


A 


3.70 


B+ 


3.30 


B 


3.00 


B 


2.70 


C+ 


2.30 


C 


2.00 


C 


1.70 


D+ 


1.30 



Management electives: 

BUS 520 Management Seminar 

BUS 503 Ethics and Values of Leadership 

BUS 504 Organizational Theorv and Design 

HRM 501 Human Resource Management 

Or 

BUS 501 Organizational Behavior 



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Accounting electives: 

ACC 502 Financial Accounting Theory 

ACC 503 Financial Accounting & Reporting Analysis 

ACC 504 Accounting Information Systems 

ACC 520 Accounting Seminar 

Finance electives: 

FIN 502 Advanced Financial Management 
FIN 520 Finance Seminar 

Marketing electives: 

MAR 502 Buyer Behavior 
MAR 520 Marketing Seminar 

School of Business Course Descriptions 

ACC 501 Accounting for Management (3) F, Sp, Su 

Prerequisite: graduate advisor recommendation. 

An in-depth study of management control topics including budgeting, analysis of financial 

performance, and special situations that exist in multinational companies. 

ACC 502 Financial Accounting Theory (3) (3) F, Sp, Su 

Prerequisite: ACC 501 or graduate advisor recommendation. 

A study of the theoretical structure of accounting, with special attention to asset and income 
definition, recognition, and measurement; and an appraisal of pronouncements of 
professional accounting organizations. 

ACC 503 Financial Accounting & Reporting Analysis (3) (3) F, Sp, Su 

Prerequisite: ACC 501 or graduate advisor recommendation. 

The course focuses on the analysis and use of financial accounting information in the 
evaluation of corporate performance. The course emphasizes the understanding of financial 
statements prepared under U.S. and International Accounting Standards and the analysis of 
these financial statements including common size analysis, ratio analysis, the impact of taxes, 
and credit analysis. This course will enhance the student's ability to read, interpret and 
analyze financial statements for making investment, credit, acquisition, and other evaluation 
decisions. 



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ACC 504 Accounting Information Systems (3) F, Sp, Su 
Pr e r eq u isite: ACC 501 or graduate advisor recommendation. 

Application of general systems concepts to accounting; and to operational, and related 
planning and control information requirements. Database management systems, on-line real- 
time systems, timesharing, etc., and applications in accounting. 

ACC 520 Accounting Seminar (3) F, Sp, Su 

Prerequisite: ACC 501 or graduate advisor recommendation. 

In-depth coverage of existing and emerging areas in accounting including global accounting, 

control systems, auditing, assurance services, and information technology. Occasional guest 

speakers from various facets of accounting practice (public, private, governmental, profit, 

not-for-profit) and academia will present their ideas of business, government, and 

accounting. 

BUS 501 Organizational Behavior (3) F, Sp, Su 

Prerequisite: graduate advisor recommendation. 

Behavior theory in organizational context. A study of individual and group dynamics in the 
business environment. Specific emphasis is given to leadership, motivation, communication, 
employee supervision, and morale. 

BUS 502 Business Research Methods (3) F, Sp, Su 

Prerequisite: graduate advisor recommendation. 

A general outline of the methods of conducting research in business, including research 
design, data collection and analysis, and presentation of results. The emphasis is on the 
methodology of conducting applied business research. 

BUS 503 Ethics and Value of Leadership (3) F, Sp, Su 

Prerequisite: graduate advisor recommendation. 

Leadership skills are critical for high performing organizations. This course will utilize 
lecture, readings, cases, exercises and self-assessments to present leadership approaches. 
This course requires putting understanding into practice, through engagement with and 
reflection upon literary texts and leadership exercises. 

BUS 504 Organizational Theory and Design (3) F, Sp, Su 

Prerequisite: graduate advisor recommendation. 

This course identifies, defines and integrates perspectives of organizational theory and 
design. This course also identifies the elements of change and the impact of change on 
organizations and human resources. 



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This type of information should assist in preparing managers for future organizational 
leadership that will require a new mix of managerial skills. 

BUS 510 Seminar in Business Strategy and Policy (3) F, Sp, Su 

Prerequisite: graduate advisor recommendation. 

The capstone business course designed to develop students' skills which emphasize the 
integration of the various business areas toward managing the firm as a total unit. Topics 
include environmental analysis, competition pressures, global market considerations, 
diversification, decision making, organizational linkages, corporate culture, and formulation 
and implementation of strategy. The approach taken is that of general management whose 
primary responsibilities encompass the development, operation, and maintenance of the 
entire firm. 

ECO 501 Managerial Economics (3) F, Sp, Su 

Prerequisite: graduate advisor recommendation. 

Managerial economics is a course that integrates economic principles and methodologies 
with business decision making. The course bridges the gap between economics and business 
practice by using economic theory combined with a set of mathematical and statistical 
methods of solving business problems relating to costs, prices, revenues, profits, and compet- 
itive strategies. 

FIN 501 Financial Management (3) F, Sp, Su 

Prerequisite: graduate advisor recommendation. 

This is the program wide course in finance for all students. It explains the fundamental 
concepts of finance in detail. The course focuses on the duties and responsibilities of the CFO, 
the interpretation and use of financial ratios, the time value of money, the market valuation 
of securities, and capital budgeting. Other topics covered in the course are the management 
of cash, accounts receivable, inventories, accounts payable and other short-term credit. 
Students will have a thorough grounding in business finance upon completion of this course. 

FIN 502 Advanced Financial Management (3) F, Sp, Su 

Prerequisite: FIN 501 or graduate advisor recommendation. 

This course covers additional aspects of business finance in greater depth. It is aimed at 
students specializing in finance. The material includes the valuation of securities in more 
complex scenarios, and capital budgeting in a variety of income tax and depreciation 
scenarios. Mastery of the quantitative tools for managing working capital is an important 
objective for this course. Students will learn to evaluate alternative marketable securities for 
short-term investment, evaluate alternative cash management policies, evaluate alternative 
credit and accounts receivable collection policies, and evaluate alternative sources of short- 
term financing. 



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FIN 520 Finance Seminar (3) F, Sp, Su 

Prerequisite: FIN 501 or graduate advisor recommendation. 

In-depth coverage of existing and emerging areas in finance including options pricing theory, 
risk management, insurance theory, the impact of technology on financial markets, and the 
financial markets of emerging economies. Occasional guest speakers from various facets of 
the finance profession (personal, corporate, government, international, academic) will discuss 
these areas. 

HRM 501 Human Resource Management (3) F, Sp, Su 

Prerequisite: graduate advisor recommendation. 

Presents the fundamental principles and techniques of human resource management and 

examines the management of human resources from the point of view of the human resource 

officer, the operational manager and the employee. Emphasis is placed on current legal 

considerations, issues and research. 

MKT 501 Marketing Strategy (3) F, Sp, Su 

Prerequisite: graduate advisor recommendation. 

Study of the planning and coordination of marketing functions specifically related to 
product, pricing, promotion, and distribution strategies. Includes case analysis and 
presentation of results. 

MKT 502 Buyer Behavior (3) F, Sp, Su 

Prerequisite: graduate advisor recommendation. 

An in-depth examination of the conceptual and theoretical foundations of consumer and 
industrial buyer behavior. Emphasis is on the application of behavioral science theories, 
models, and techniques in the development of marketing strategies. 

MKT 520 Marketing Seminar (3) F, Sp, Su 

Prerequisite: MKT 501 or graduate advisor recommendation. 

This is a topics based course that will vary from semester to semester. Current topics 

affecting the state of marketing will be the focus of this offering. 

Program of Study 
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION 

The Master of Science Degree in Elementary Education is designed to meet the needs of 
candidates from two career paths, which include the Teacher Advancement and Initial 
Certification. The Teacher Advancement path is designed for candidates who are alreadv 
certified to teach by the Florida State Board of Education. The Teacher Advancement path 
will require a minimum of 30 credit hours for candidates certified in Elementary Education 
or related area; however candidates also interested in becoming ESOL endorsed will need to 
take an additionally 6 credit hours. The Initial Certification path is designed for candidates 
with an undergraduate or graduate degree in an area outside of education and seeking initial 
certification. The Initial Certification path requires 60 credit hours depending on the 
candidate's academic background. In addition to the course work for both career paths, 

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candidates in the program at the end of their course work have the option of completing 
either a comprehensive examination or a thesis. The thesis (ELE 599) requires a minimum of 
three credits to graduate. If the thesis is not completed and successfully defended, candidates 
can register for additional hours by taking ELE 599 from one to three credit hours until the 
process is completed. 

Master of Science 

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION 

Program Guide for Master of Science In Elementary Education 
Area I: REQUIRED MAJOR AREA - 24 credit hours 

Grades Quality Points 

A 4.00 

A 3.70 

B+ 3.30 

B 3.00 

B 2.70 

C+ 2.30 

C 2.00 

C 1.70 

D+ 1.30 

AREA II: REQUIRED RESEARCH CORE - 6 credit hours 

EDR 551 Educational Research & Measurement 

EDR 555 Action & Applied Research in Urban Education 

AREA III: ESOL ENDORSEMNT 

(students not ESOL endorsed) - 6 credit hours 

ESO 501 Applied Linguistics 

ESO 506 Methods of Teaching ESOL 

AREA IV: PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION 
(Initial certification only) -6 credit hours 



Grades 


> Quality Points 


A 


4.00 


A 


3.70 


B+ 


3.30 


B 


3.00 


R 


? 70 



AREA V: PRACTICU1VVFIELD EXPERIENCE 
(Initial certification only) - 3-6 credit hours 

ELE 550 Internship in Elementary School 

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AREA IV: THESIS 

(a minimum of 3 credit hours required in conjunction with the comprehensive 
examination) 3-6 credit hours 

ELE 599 Thesis 

Program of Study 

EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT EDUCATION 

The Master of Science Degree in Exceptional Student Education is designed to meet the needs 
of individuals from two different career paths, which include the Teacher Advancement and 
Initial Certification. The Teacher Advancement, which requires 30 credits, is designed for 
candidates with an undergraduate degree in exceptional student education or related area; 
however candidates also interested in becoming ESOL endorsed will need to take an 
additional 6 credit hours. The Initial Certification path is designed for candidates with an 
undergraduate or graduate degree in an area outside of education and seeking initial certi- 
fication. The Initial Certification requires 57 credits depending on the candidate's academic 
background. In addition to the course work for both career paths, candidates in the program 
at the end of their course work have the option of either completing a comprehensive 
examination or a thesis. The thesis (ESE 599) requires a minimum of three credits to graduate. 
If the thesis is not completed and successfully defended then candidates can register for 
additional hours by taking ESE 599 from one to three credit hours until the process is 
completed. 

Master of Science 

EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT EDUCATION 

Program Guide for Master of Science in Exceptional Student Education 

Area I: REQIRED MAJOR AREA - 24 credit hours 

ESE 501 Foundation of Special Education 

ESE 528 Behavioral Support and Management of Exceptional Students 

ESE 532 Language Development and Communication Skills 

ESE 541 Curriculum and Instruction for ESE at the Elementary Level 

ESE 542 Curriculum and Instruction for ESE at the Middle Secondary School Level 

ESE 543 Curriculum and Instruction for Severe Disabilities 

ESE 547 Advanced Assessment of Exceptional Students for Instructional Planning 

ESE 548 Effective Communication, Consulting, and Collaboration 

Area II: REQUIERD RESEARCH CORE - 6 credit hours 

EDR 551 Educational Research & Measurement 

EDR 555 Action & Applied Research in Urban Education 

Area III: ESOL ENDORSEMENT 

(students not ESOL endorsed) - 6 credit hours 

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ESO 501 Applied Linguistics 

ESO 506 Methods of Teaching ESOL 

AREA IV: PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION (Initial 
certification only) -18 credit hours 

EDU 509 Human Growth and Development 

Area V: PRACTICUJVV FILED EXPERIENCE (initial certification only) 3-6 credit hours 

ESE 550 Internship in Exceptional Student Education 

Area VI: THESIS 

(a minimum of 3 credit hours required in conjunction with comprehensive examination) 3- 

6 credit hours 

ESE 599 Thesis 

Program of Study 
READING 

The Master of Science Degree in Reading is designed to meet the needs of individuals from 
two different career paths, which include the Teacher Advancement and first time Initial 
Certification. The Teacher Advancement path requiring 36 credits is designed for candidates 
who are already certified to teach in an area other than Reading by Florida State Board of 
Education; however candidates also interested in becoming ESOL endorsed will need to take 
an additionally 6 credit hours. First time Initial Certification path requires 48 credits and is 
designed for candidates with an undergraduate or graduate degree in an area outside of 
education who are seeking initial certification to teach by the Florida State Board of 
Education. In addition to the course work for both career paths, candidates in the program at 
the end of their course work have the option of either completing a comprehensive 
examination or a thesis. The thesis (REA 599) requires three credits to graduate. If the thesis 
is not completed and successfully defended, candidates can register for additional hours by 
taking REA 599 from one to three credit hours until the process is completed. 

Grades Quality Points 

A 4.00 

A 3.70 

B+ 3.30 

B 3.00 



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Master of Science READING 

Program Guide for Master of Science in Reading 

Area I: REQUIRED MAJOR AREA - 24 credit hours 

REA 505 Literacy Development and Instruction in Early Reading K-3 

REA 506 Literature-based Language Arts in Elementary Schools 

REA 508 Reading Instruction in Elementary Schools 

REA 523 Content Reading: Middle and High Schools 

REA 525 Adolescent Literature & Multicultural Influences 

REA 530 Techniques and Strategies in Reading Assessment 

REA 531 Reading Diagnosis 

REA 532 Remedial Reading 

REA 534 Supervision and Administration of Reading Programs 

Area II: REQUIRED RESEARCH CORE - 6 credit hours 

EDR 551 Educational Research & Measurement 

EDR 555 Action & Applied Research in Urban Education 

Area III: ESOL ENDORSMENT 

(students not ESOL endorsed) - 6 credit hours 

ESO 501 Applied Linguistics 

ESO 506 Methods of Teaching ESOL 

AREA IV: PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION 
(Initial certification only) -6 credit hours 

EDU 509 Human Growth and Development 
EDU 528 Theory and Analysis of Classroom Behavior and Management 

Area V: PRACTICUWFIELD EXPERIENCE 
(Initial certification only) - 3 credit hours 

REA 580 Practicum in Reading and Language Arts 

Area VI: THESIS 

(a minimum of 3 credit hours required in conjunction with comprehensive examination) 3- 

6 credit hours 

REA 599 Thesis 



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School of Education Course Descriptions 

All course descriptions listed below are arranged alphabetically by subject area, alphabetically by prefix 
and then numerically for those descriptions with the same prefix. The digits in parentheses 
immediately following the course title represent the respective semester credit hours given for a course. 
The abbreviated codes F, Sp, Su represent the term(s) in which the course is offered: Fall, Spring and 
Summer, respectively. 
Subject Area Course Prefix (es) 

Professional Education EDU 

Education Research EDR 

Elementary Education ELE 

English for Speakers of other Languages ESO 

Exceptional Student Education ESE 

Reading Education REA 

Professional Education EDU 509 Human Growth and Development (3) F, Sp, Su 

This course is an advanced study of the nature of learning, development, growth, and 
behavior. Students apply modern principles for diverse learners in an urban environment. 

EDU 528 Theory and Analysis of Classroom Behavior and Management 
(3)F, Sp, SU 

A course designed to review and explore research-based approaches to understanding 
classroom dynamics. Emphasis is on teaching behaviors and strategies for classroom 
management that result in sound instructional planning and a minimum of behavior 
problems. 

Education Research 

EDR 551 Educational Research & Measurement (3) F, Sp, Su 

This course focuses on methods and techniques of research in the social and behavioral 
sciences. Basic orientation to quantitative and qualitative research procedures used in the 
analysis and interpretation of research data. The course also covers the use of performance 
based procedures to measure complex achievement. Assessment procedures include 
traditional and authentic assessment. 

EDR 555 Action and Applied Research (3) F, Sp, Su 

A course requiring students to learn and apply research skills to address real and persistent 
problems existing in the urban setting. 

Elementary Education 

ELE 501 Elementary Education Curriculum (3) F, Sp, Su 

A study of elementary education that focuses on the organization, construction and 
administration of learning experiences in modern educational theory with emphasis on the 
formulation of objectives, selection, organization and integration of instructional materials. 



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ELE 502 Integrated Science for the Elementary School (3) F, Sp, Su 

A course focus on studying the development, implementation and evaluation of the science 
curricular designed to meet the needs of urban students and families. Included is the study of 
basic sciences including earth / space, life, and physical sciences. The focus is on the 
interconnection of the sciences. Special emphasis will also be placed on reading strategies for 
science. 

ELE 504 Elementary Social Studies from a Multicultural Perspective 
(3) F, S P/ Su 

A course focus on studying the development, implementation and evaluation of the social 
studies curricula! designed to meet the needs of urban students and families. Included is the 
studv of people and places from diverse geographic regions and ethnic backgrounds of the 
world and their influences in the development of civilization. Special emphasis will be placed 
on reading strategies for social studies. 

ELE 506 Language Arts & Literature for Elementary Education (3) F, Sp, Su 

A course focus on studying the development, implementation and evaluation of the language 
arts and children's literature designed to meet the needs of urban students and families. 
Included is multicultural literature and the exploration of literature from diverse cultures. 

ELE 507 Mathematics in Elementary Education (3) F, Sp, Su 

A course focus on studying the development, implementation and evaluation of the math 
curricular designed to meet the needs of urban students and families. Included is inquirv and 
discovering utilizing the NCTM standards as the foundation for practices in teaching 
mathematics and the selection and use of instructional materials. Special emphasis is placed 
on reading strategies for mathematics. 

ELE 508 Literacy and Reading in Elementary Education (3) F, Sp, Su 

A course focus on studying the development, implementation and evaluation of the reading 
curricular designed to meet the needs of urban students and families. Included is the 
development of a systematic approach to literacy and analysis of the components of literacy. 



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ELE 510 Humanities in Elementary Schools (3) F, Sp, Su 

A course designed to investigate and explore activities associated with the humanities, 
specifically relating to teaching art and music to elementary children. The course focuses on 
understanding the basic fundamentals of these two areas in order to motivate and make the 
teacher more comfortable in teaching through these media. 

ELE 524 Health and P.E. in Elementary School (3) F, Sp, Su 

A course designed to prepare teachers in the use of methods, procedures, techniques, and 
devices for teaching elementary students to be physically fit. 

ELE 531 Reading Diagnosis (3) F, Sp, Su 

Examines various authentic diagnostic assessment techniques and instruments along with a 
coherent framework for helping students with reading problems. 

ELE 532 Remedial Reading (3) F, Sp, Su 

Provides in-depth study of factors of reading disabilities, design, and implementation of 
substantiated effective techniques, materials, and approaches for specialized reading 
instruction. 

ELE 535 Assessment (3) F, Sp, Su 

An in-depth study of the use of formal and informal authentic assessment in the K-12 
classroom. Students develop skills of assessment and learn to select, evaluate, and 
implement assessment tools. 

ELE 550 Internship in Elementary School (3-6) F, Sp, Su 

This course is an internship, designed for practical experience in teaching at the elementary 
school level under the guidance of a master teacher and university supervisor. 

ELE 599 Thesis in Elementary Education (1-6) F, Sp, Su 

A final thesis on an approved topic or issue related to elementary education or as a follow up 
to an elementary education topic or issue investigated in the student's field practicum. 

English for Speaking of Others Languages 

ESO 501 Applied Linguistics (3) F, Sp, Su 

An overview of second language acquisition theories in general, the principles of linguistics 
applied to language teaching and learning. Emphasis on constructive analysis of native and 
target languages applied to teaching bilingual/ ESOL of foreign language students. 

ESO 506 Methods of Teaching (3) F, Sp, Su 

This course provides a broad overview of curricular issues in teaching ESOL. It introduces 
the basic theoretical concepts in second language teaching and provides a bridge between the 
theories of second language acquisition and second language classroom practices. 



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Exceptional Student Education 

ESE 501 Foundations of Special Education (3) F, Sp, Su 

This survey course includes educational practices as well as the development and 
characteristics o( children with disabilities from a developmental life-span perspective. 
Policies, issues, and trends in special education are explored. 

ESE 528 Behavioral Support and Management of Exceptional Students (3) F, Sp, Su 

This course includes assessing, designing, and implementing positive behavioral supports, 
classroom organization, and behavior management of exceptional students at the school, 
classroom, and individual levels from a social learning perspective. The principles and 
techniques of Applied Behavioral Analysis to affect positive behavioral change will be 
emphasized. 

ESE 532 Language Development and Communication Skills (3) F, Sp, Su 

A course to include normal sequence of expressive and receptive language development and 
identification of communication deficits and appropriate interventions. 

ESE 541 Curriculum and Instruction for ESE at the Elementary Level (3) F, Sp, Su 

A course focus on development, implementation, and evaluation of individualized 
educational plans; special approaches to teaching functional skills; developmental 
programming; data based management; specialized approaches to teaching basic skills and 
adaptation of curriculum. The course includes curriculum, instructional practices and 
strategies, evaluation of student progress, interpersonal interactions, and transition for 
students at the elementary level. 

ESE 542 Curriculum and Instruction for ESE at the Middle/ Secondary School Level (3) F, 
Sp, Su 

A course focus on development, implementation, and evaluation of individualized 
educational plans; special approaches to teaching functional skills; developmental; 
programming; data based management; specialized approaches to teaching basic skills and 
adaptation of curriculum. The course will include curriculum, instructional practices and 
strategies, evaluation of student progress, interpersonal interactions, and transition for 
students at the middle/secondary school level. 

ESE 543 Curriculum and Instruction for ESE for Severe Disabilities Level (3) F, Sp, Su 

A course focused on development, implementation, and evaluation of individualized 
educational plans for students with severe disabilities; special approaches to teaching 
functional skills; developmental programming.; data based management; specialized 
approaches to teaching basic skills and adaptation of curriculum. The course includes 
reviewing, evaluating, and selecting curriculum; best instructional practices and research- 
based strategies; using various methods for evaluation of student progress; developing 
interpersonal interactions; and addressing issues for transition from preschool to 
kindergarten and from school to work for students with severe disabilities. 

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ESE 545 Advanced Curriculum and Instruction for Exceptional Student Education (3) F, Sp, 
Su 

This course is focused on development, implementation, and evaluation of individualized 
educational plans; special approaches to teaching functional skills; developmental 
programming; data based management (including technological applications); specialized 
approaches to teaching basic skills and adaptation of curriculum. The course will include 
reviewing, evaluating, and selecting curriculum; best instructional practices and research- 
based strategies; using various methods for evaluation of student progress, developing 
interpersonal interactions, and addressing issues for transition. Candidates will learn how to 
include diverse students for the K-12 general education classroom. 

ESE 547 Advanced Assessment of Exceptional Students for Instructional Planning (3) F, 
Sp, Su 

ESE 547 is an advanced survey course in the assessment of exceptional children. The course 
includes interpretation, analysis, and application of assessment results and alternate 
assessment strategies. In addition to being introduced to a wide variety of intelligence, 
perceptual-motor, academic, language, social / emotional, and adaptive behavior tests, each 
student will have the opportunity to become competent in the interpretation of data from a 
battery of assessment instruments. Informal assessment and issues related to assessment will 
also be addressed. 

ESE 548 Effective communication, Consultation, and Collaboration 
(3) F, Sp, Su 

This course includes effective methods of communication, consultation, and collaboration 
with students, families, administrators, and other education professionals, as well as, relevant 
general education and special skills curricula selections. 

ESE 550 Internship in Exceptional Student Education (3-6) F, Sp, Su 

This course is an internship under the guidance of a master teacher and a university 
supervisor designed for practical experience in teaching exceptional students at either the 
elementary or secondary level. 

ESE 599 Thesis in Exceptional Student Education (1-6) F, Sp, Su 

Students engage in an in-depth study of and in the writing of a final thesis on an approved 
topic or issue related to exceptional student education or as a follow up to an exceptional 
student education topic or issue investigated in their field practicum. 

Reading Education 

REA 505 Literacy Development and Instruction in Early Reading PK-2 (3) F, Sp, Su 

Explores how children develop literacy and how they begin the process of becoming 
successful lifelong readers and writers. Examines diverse aspects of language and socio- 
cultural factors that influence early literacy development. Emphasis on literacy in the context 
of the home and family. 

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REA 506 Literature-based Language Arts in Elementary Schools (3) F, Sp, Su 

Examines an effective language arts curriculum where literature, interdisciplinary, thematic 
units, various media, and various opportunities for learners to develop literacy skills play an 
integral part. Emphasis on African American Literature. 

REA 508 Reading Instruction in Elementary Schools (3) F, Sp, Su 

Focuses on the reading process, at highly researched models of teaching reading, and on 
constructing a philosophy of teaching reading and writing. Materials and methods for 
differentiating instruction to address diverse needs are explored. 

REA 523 Content Reading: Middle and High Schools (3) F, Sp, Su 

Focuses on methods and techniques for developing effective reading skills for middle and 
secondary students across all content areas with emphasis on word recognition, vocabulary 
development, comprehension, and organizational skills. Emphasis on reading interest, 
motivation, critical reading, study habits. 

REA 525 Adolescent Literature & Multicultural Connections 
(3) F, Sp, Su 

Examines a spectrum of contemporary research and theory as are relevant to selecting and 
teaching Adolescent Literature. Focus on social and cultural influences. 

REA 530 Techniques and Strategies in Reading Assessment & Remediation (3) F, Sp, Su 

Focuses on administration, implementation, and interpretation of assessment strategies and 
how they relate to specific learning / teaching events based upon scientifically based reading 
research. 

REA 531 Reading Diagnosis (3) F, Sp, Su 

Examines various authentic diagnostic assessment techniques and instruments, at 
administering and interpreting them, and a coherent framework for helping students with 
reading problems. 

REA 532 Remedial Reading (3) F, Sp, Su 

Provides in-depth study of factors of reading disabilities, and at evaluation, design, and 
implementation of substantiated effective techniques, materials, and approaches for 
specialized reading instruction. 

REA 534 Supervision and Administration of Reading Programs (3) F, Sp, Su 

This course focuses on the history, organization and supervision of reading programs, the 
socio-cultural, and political context of teaching reading, and the role of Reading Specialists. 
Major topics include professional development, school community relations, mentoring 
partnerships, student diversity, curriculum evaluation and development, and assessment. 

REA 580 Practicum in Reading & Language Arts (3-6) F, Sp, Su 

Supervised clinical experience where knowledge and skills in diagnosis, remediation through 
large group, small group and individual instruction, and the selection and use of appropriate 

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reading instruction, is designed and implemented in a coherent set of activities for children 
exhibiting special reading problems. To include seminars in curriculum design. 

REA 599 Master's Thesis (3) F, Sp, Su 

A final thesis on a approved topic or issue related to literacy instruction or as a follow up to a 
literacy instruction topic issue investigated in the student's field practicum. 



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UNIVERSITY PERSONNEL 

Board of Trustees 

Mr. Charles W. George, (Chairman) President & CEO, G. Family Enterprise, Inc. 

Mr. John W. Ruffin, Jr., (Vice Chairman) CEO, J. D. Ruifin Associates, Inc. 

Rev. Bartholomew Banks, Sr., President, Progressive M&E Baptist Convention of Florida, Inc., Pastor, 
St. John Progressive Missionary Baptist Church 

Bishop Billy Baskin, Pastor, New Way Praise & Worship Center 

Gershwin T. Blyden, MD 

Dr. Gwendolyn V. Boyd, Chief of Police, City of North Miami, FL 

Dr. Mack King Carter, Pastor, Mount Olive Baptist Church 

Mrs. Patricia Carter, President, Women's Auxiliary to the Florida General Baptist Convention, Inc. 

Mr. Kareem Cooney, President, Florida Memorial University Alumni Association 

Bishop Victor T. Curry, Pastor, New Birth Baptist Church 

Ms. Lynn Fenster, Community Activist 

JoLinda L. Herring, Esq., Bryant Miller Olive 

Rev. Dr. R.B. Holmes, Jr., Pastor, Bethel Missionary Baptist Church 

Horace C. Hord, Jr., 

Mr. Frederick Jackson,CEO, Beecher Jackson 

Ms. Sharon Wamble-King, Vice President of Corporate Communications, Blue Cross and Blue Shield 
of Florida 

Roberta R. Kressel, Executive Vice President Human Resources, Bank United 

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Rev. Wayne B. Lomax, Pastor, The Fountain of Pembroke Pines 

Mrs. Andel W. Mickins, Chairman, Board of Directors, Women's Convention Auxiliary, Florida 
General Baptist State Convention, Inc. 

Dr. William D. Perry, President, Faculty Senate, Associate Professor of French 

Mr. Robert Perkins, Vice President Inclusion & Talent Development, Burger King Corporation 
Rev. Dr. Henry T. Rhim, Pastor, St. Joseph Missionary Baptist Church 

Dr. Walter T. Richardson, Senior Pastor, Sweet Home Baptist Church 

Mr. Clyde Rucker, Senior Vice President, Global Communications & External Affairs, Burger King 
Corporation 

Rev. Dr. James B. Sampson, President, Florida General Baptist Convention 

Rev. Dr. William J. Shaw, President, National Baptist Convention, USA 

Mr. E. Ray Smith, Supervisor, United Parcel Services 

Mr. Michael Smith, Owner & Operator of Project Development and Construction Consulting Company 

Rev. Stephen John Thurston, President, National Baptist Convention of America and Pastor, New 
Covenant Missionary Baptist Church 

Dr. Richard L. Wilson (Secretary), Pastor, West Friendship Baptist Church 

The Honorable Senator Sharon Wilson, Esq., Sharon Wilson & Co. 

Mrs. Barbara Wright, President, Women's Auxiliary Progressive M&E Baptist Convention of Florida, 
Inc. 

Dr. Sandra T. Thompson, Interim President, Florida Memorial University 

Mr. Julian Coakley , President, Student Government Association, Florida Memorial University 

Honorary Board Members 

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Mr. Garth C. Reeves, Sr., Publisher Emeritus, The Miami Times 

EMERITUS 

I. W. Williams, Esq., St. Petersburg, Florida 

Honorary Board Members 

Mr. Garth C. Reeves, Sr., Publisher Emeritus, The Miami Times 

Dr. Sarah L. Rice, Former President, Women's Auxiliary to the Florida GeneralBaptist Convention, Inc. 
EMERITUS Mr. I. W. Williams, Esq., St. Petersburg, Florida 

President's Cabinet 

Dr. Sandra T. Thompson, Interim President. B.A., Voorhees College; M.A., Fisk University; Ph.D. 
University of Florida 

Denise Callwood-Brathwaite, Interim Provost, Professor of Education. B.A., Hampton Institute; M.A., 
University of the Virgin Islands; Ph.D., University of Miami 

Dr. Harold R. Clarke, Jr., Vice President for Administration. B.A., M.A., California State University; 
MA, Central Michigan University; Ed.D., Barry University 

Dr. Barbara Edwards, Executive Administrative Assistant to the President, B.S., MBA, Bernard Barauch 
College; DBA, Nova Southeastern University 

Ms. Harriett Haynes, Chief Information Officer, BS, Rutgers College, MS, University of Phoenix 

Mr. Sumner Hutchinson, Vice President, Institutional Advancement, B.A.- Bethune Cookman College , 
M.S.W. Barry University 

Dr. Langston T. Coleman, Director of Grants & Contracts and Associate Professor of Public 
Administration. B.S., M.S., University of Nebraska; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin 

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Mr. Tony Valentine, Vice President for Business and Fiscal Affairs, B.S., Norfolk State University, 
M..A., Regent University 

Dr. Mary Williams, Vice President, Student Affairs, B.A., M.Ed., University of South Carolina; Ph.D., 
University of Miami 



Faculty 

Idriss Abdoulaye, Assistant Professor of Reading. B.A., Baylor University, M.A, Ph.D., University of 
Arizona 

Keshia N. Abraham, Assistant Professor of English. B.A., Spelman College, M.A., Ph.D., State University 
ofNewYork(SUNY) 

Lynette Atteloney, Assistant Professor of Social Work. B.S., York College, MSW, Ph.D., Florida 
International University 

Dawn Batson-Borel, Chairperson of Visual and Performing Arts and Associate Professor of Music. B.S., 
Hofstra University; M.Mus., Ph.D., University of Miami 

Adela Beckerman, Associate Professor of Social Work. MSW and B.S., SUNY at Stony Brook. Ph.D., 
SUNY at Albany Mildred E. Berry, Dean, School of Education and Professor of Education. B.S., Paine 
College; M.S., Ed.D., Wayne State University 

Jacques L. Bonenfant, Assistant Professor of Education. BA, Florida Atlantic University; Ed. Ep., MS., 
Nova Southeastern University ; Ph.D., The Union Institute & University 

Norma T. Brady, Chairperson, Department of Freshmen Studies and Professor of Education . B.A., 
Knoxville College; M.A., New York University; Ed.D., Teacher's College, Columbia University 

Raymond E. Cain, Jr., Dean, School of Aviation, Safety & Security and Associate Professor of Aviation. 
B.S., M.A., California State University, Eos Angeles; Ph.D., University of Missouri - Columbia 

Denise Callwood-Brathwaite, Dean, School of Graduate and Continuing Education Professor of Education. 
B.A., Hampton Institute; M.A., University of the Virgin Islarids; Ph.D., University of Miami 

Carlos Canas, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Director of Institutional Research. B.S.E.E., B.S.C.I.S., 
M.S., University of Florida, Ph.D., University of Miami 

Malou Carswell, Instructor of Management Information Systems. B.S., Jones College; M.S., Nova 
Southeastern University 

Lincoln D. Chandler, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice. B.S., M.A., Northeastern University; M.C.J., 
Anna Maria College; D.P.A, Nova Southeastern University 

H. K. Chaudhari, Professor of Biology. B.S., M.S., University ofRajasthan; Ph.D., New Mexico State 
University 

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Flora V. Chisholm, Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology. B.S., M.Plul., Ph.D., University of the West 
Indies 

Carrol Christian, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems. B.P.S., M.S., Barry University 
lit. P.. University of Miami 

Wayne Christensen, Assistant Professor of English. A. A., Miami-Dade Community College; B.A., MFA, 
Honda International University 

Langston T. Coleman, Director of Grants & Contracts and Associate Professor of Public Administration. B.S., 
M.S., University of Nebraska; Ph. P., University of Wisconsin 

Martha Dawson, Associate ProfssSbr of English. B.A., Florida International University M. A., 
Ph. P., University of Miami 

Tclahun Desalegnc, Associate Professor of Mathematics. B.S., Haile Selassie University; M.A., 
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University 

Joseph F. DeTura, Assistant Professor of Reading. B.A., Maris! College; M.S. College of Saint Rose Michael 
W. Douglas, Visiting Instructor of Communications. B.A., M.S., The University of Texas at Austin 

Monique Earl-Williams, Director of the Center for Academic Advisement and Assistant Professor of 
Psychology. B.A., Auburn University; M.A., University of South Alabama; M.S., Ph.D., California School of 
Professional Psychology at Los Angeles 

Richard Eldridge, Professor of Spanish. B.A., New Mexico State University; M.A., The UuiversidadofLas 
Americas; Ph.D., Univcrsidad dc Jaime Balmes 

Michael J. Elliott, Assistant Professor of Chemistry. B.A., University of Virginia; Ph.D., University of 
Texas at Austin 

Abbass Entessari, Dean, and Professor of Economics, School of Business Administration. B.S., University of 
Tehran; M.A., University of Arizona; Ph.D., Howard University 

C. Anthony Fraser, Assistant Professor of History. B.A., University of Massachusetts- Amherst; M.A., State 
University of New York 

Edward J. Good, Instructor of Mathematics; B.S., Florida Memorial College; M.A., University of Miami 

Nelson Hall, Assistant Professor of Music. B.S. Columbia Union College; M.Mus., D.M.A., University of 
Miami 

Rosalie C. Hallbauer, Visiting Professor of Accounting. B.S., Rollins College; MBA, University of Chicago, 
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University 

Robert L. Haynes, Professor of Genetics. B.S., Alcorn State University; M.S., Tuskegcc University; 
Ph.D., Purdue University 

David A. Hodge, Sr., Assistant Professor of Religion. B.A., American Baptist College; M.A., Oral Roberts 
University; M.T.S., Emory University; D.Min., Columbia Tlicological Seminary 

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Lilia Pardo Hogges, Assistant Professor of French. B.A., Florida International University; M.S., 
Biscayne College 

Glasceta A. Honeyghan, Associate Professor of Elementary Education. B.A., Boston State College; M.A., 
University of Massachusetts at Boston; Ed.D., University of Massachusetts 

William E. Hopper Jr., Director, Center for Urban and Environmental Studies and Professor of Chemistry. 
B.S., Oklahoma State University; M.S., Florida International University; M.S., Ph.D., University of South 
Carolina 

Michael W. Hudson, Visiting Assistant Professor or Sociology. B.A., Columbia College M.A., Ph.D., 
University of Illinois at Chicago 



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Ayivi Huisso, Associate Professor of Physics. B.S., University of Beignin; M.S., University of Odessa; 
/'//./)., University of Montreal 

June Huntcr-Calluc, Director of Freshman Year Experience and Assistant Professor. B.A., University of the 

West Indies; M.S., University of Miami 

Olivia A.Jackson, Associate Professor of International Studies. B.S., University of Florida; M.P.A., The 
Ohio State University; Ph. P., University of Miami 

Randy James, Director of the Honors Program and Assistant Professor of English. B.A., Louisiana State 
University.; M. A., Eastern Kentucky University; Ph.D., University of Louisiana at Lafayette 

Teshic Herbert Jones, Instructor of English. B.A., University of South Carolina; M.S., Florida State 
University 

William Jong-Ebot, Chairperson, Department of Humanities, Associate Professor of Communications. B.A., 
Viterbo College; M.S., University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison 

Kevin Kemerer, Professor of Accounting. B.S., M.Acctg, PJi.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State 
University 

Mungbalemwe Rita Koyame, Associate Professor of Economics. B.S., University of Kinshasa; M.S., Ph.D., 
University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign 

Robert Labadie, Professor of Business Administration. B.A., MBA, Columbia University; Ph.D., 
Florida International University 

Thelma Cuttino Lawton, Associate Professor of Education. B.S., South Carolina State University; M.S., 
Indiana University; Ed.D., University of Central Florida 

Cheulho Lee, Associate Professor of Finance. B. Bus. Admin. Seoul National University, MBA, 
Ph.D., Virginia Technical University 

Suzette A. Leftwich, Assistant Professor of Education . B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Miami 

Dolores Lewis, Associate Professor of Reading. B.S., Tougaloo College; M.Ed., Ed.Sp., Jackson State 
University 

Tanner Ying Liu, Associate Professor of Health Education, B.S., China Medical College, M.S., Memphis 
State University, Ph.D., Texas Woman's University 

William D. Lucky, Jr., Assistant Professor of Business Administration. B.S., Jackson State University; MBA, 
Florida International University 

Elaine Marshall-Asfour, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems. B.A., B.S., Tufts 
University; M.S., Texas Tech University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Miami 



Gwendolyn Massaquoi, Instructor of Mathematics. B.A., M.S., Cleveland State University; MBA, 
University of Rochester 

Abigail C. Mobley, Associate Professor of Physical Education. B.S., Florida A&M University, M.Ed., Florida 
State Unwersity, Ph.D., Florida State University 

Melton Mustafa, Assistant Professor. B.S., Florida A&M University; M.Mus., University of 
Miami 

Earl R. Niles, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice. B.A., Brandeis University; M.A., Princeton 
University; J.D., University of Miami 

Christine Nucci, Assistant Professor of Education. B.A., Hunter College of CUNY; M.S., Brooklyn College of 
CUNY; Ph.D., University Center of CUNY 

Simone T. O'Bryan, Instructor of Sociology. B.A., M.A., University of Miami 

Lucy Osemota, Head of Reference/Archives Librarian and Assistant Professor. B.S., M.L.S., University of 
Tennessee 

Gloria Oswald, Interim Dean of Library and Technical Services Librarian and Associate Professor. B.S., 
M.L.S., Florida State University 

Kimberly C. Pellegrino, Associate Professor of Management. BBA, Pennsylvania State University, MBA, 
West Virginia University; DBA, Louisiana Tech. University 

Robert J. Pellegrino, MBA Program Director and Associate Professor of Marketing. BBA, MBA, Western 
Illinois University; DBA, Louisiana Tech. University 

Debra Perkins, Associate Professor of Management. B.A., Indiana State University, MBA, The University of 
Nebraska at Omaha, Ph.D., Indiana University 

William D. Perry, Assistant Professor of French B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California at Berkley 

Alvin Pondexter, Associate Professor of Art. B.S., Florida A&M University; M.A., M.F.A., University of 
Wisconsin at Madison 

William B. Rankin, II, Assistant Professor of Aviation. B.S., Middle Tennessee State University; M.S., Embry- 
Riddle Aeronautical University 

Audley G. Reid, Associate Professor of Social Sciences. B.A., University of the West Indies; MTS, Emory 
University; Ph.D., The Union Institute 

Tamar Franchette Riley, Assistant Professor of Education. B.S., Liberty University; M.Ed., Ph.D., University 
of Florida 

Marilyn J. Ross, Professor of Higher Education. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Miami 



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Mary-Angie Salva-Ramircz, Assistant Professor of Communications. B.S., M.A., Universidad Del 
Sagrado Corazon, San Juan Puerto Rico; Ph.D. t Wayne State University 

Channapatna Shalini, Visiting Librarian, B.S., Al/./S., Bangalore University; MIS., Florida State University 

Eshagh Shchni-Yilagh, Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.S., University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma; 

M.S., Ph.D., Tennessee State University 

Marilyn Lee Sherman, Assistant Professor of Biology. B.S. Southern Illinois University Carbontlale; M.S., 
Western Illinois University, Ph.D., Bowling Green State University 

W. Ruth Sims, Reference/Instruction Librarian and Assistant Professor. B.S., Florida A&M University; 

M.L.S., Floritla State University 

John S. Slack, Associate Professor of English. B.A., Lehigh University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Miami 

Thomas E. Snowden, Assoeiate Professor of Biology. A.S., Montgomery County Community College; 
B.S., Paine College; Ph.D., Meharry Medical College 

Lola Spence-Ward, Assistant Professor of English. B.S., M.Ed., University of Miami 

Robert J. Steinhoff, Assistant Professor of Computer Scienee. B.S., U.S. Coast Guard Academy; M.S., George 
Mason University; Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University 

Edward G. Stephenson, Associate Professor of Psychology ., B.A., Queens College; Ph.D., University of 
California 

Rose Mary Stiffin, Dean, School of Health and Natural Sciences and Associate Professor of Chemistry. 
B.S., Mississippi Valley State University; M.S., Mississippi State University; Ph.D., University of 
Tennessee - Memphis 

Robert L. Strain, Jr., Assistant Professor of Communications. B.A., M.A, Baylor University; Ph.D., 
University of Kansas 

Jauquina Sturdivant, Circulation Audio-Visual Media Librarian and Associate Professor. B.A., 
University of Florida; M.L.S., Atlanta University 

Dimitri Tamalis, Assistant Professor of Chemistry. B.S., McPherson College; Ph.D. Kansas State University 

Rose C. Thevenin, Associate Professor of History. B.A. & B.S., State University College of New York , 
College at Buffalo; M.A., University of Miami; Ph.D., Michigan State University 

Calvin Thomas, Assistant Professor of Religion and Philosophy. B.A., Tougaloo College, M.Ed., University of 
Mississippi, M.Div., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Sandra T. Thompson, Provost and Professor 
of Sociology. B.A., Voorhces College; M.A., Fisk University; Ph.D., University of Florida 



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Wing Tong, Instructor of Computer Science. M.S., B.S., University of Miami; B.S., Tak Ming College, 
Hong Kong 

Priye S. Chris Torulagha, Chairperson, Department of Social Sciences and Associate Professor of Political 
Science. B.A., M.A., Oklahoma State University; MHR, Ph.D, University of Oklahoma 

Nebojsa Toskovic, Associate Professor of Physical Education. B.S., University of Zagreb; M.S., 
Northeastern University; Ph.D., Auburn University 

Eghosa Ugboma, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems. B.S., M.S., University of 
Paris VIII; DBA., University of Sarasota 

Huston Usry, Associate Professor of Mathematics. B.A., M.Ed., Florida A&M University; Ed.D. Nova 
Southeastern University 

Josefino Z. Villanueva, Instructor of Matliematics, B.S., M.S., University of the Philippines, M.S., 
University of Miami 

Jason Vinson, Instructor of English. B.A., M.A., Marshall University 

Patricia I. Warren, Assistant Professor of Theater, Director of Lou Rawls Center for the Performing Arts. B.A., 
Bethune-Cookman College; M.A., The Ohio State University 

Melvin White, Instructor of Music and Director of Ambassador Chorale. B.A., Tougaloo College; 
M.Mus., Ohio State University 

Mary Williams, Dean, School of Arts & Sciences and Assistant Professor of Sociology. B.A., M.Ed., University 
of South Carolina; Ph.D., University of Miami 

Boonserm Wongsaroj, Chairperson, Department of Computer Sciences and Mathematics and Professor of 
Engineering and Computer Science. B.S.I.E., University of Oklahoma; M.S.I.E, M.S.(C.I.S.), University of 
Miami; Ph.D., Barry University 

Devon A. Wright, Visiting Instructor of History. B.A., M.A., Florida International 
University 

Richard Yaklich, Assistant Professor of Music. B.A., University of Southern Colorado; M.Mus., Colorado State 
University; DMA, University of South Carolina 

Abbas Hassan Zadegan, Associate Professor of Mathematics. B.S., M.S.T., University of Florida; M.S., Florida 
International University, Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University 



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FACULTY EMERITI 

Helen Bergovoy, Professor Emeritus of Education 

Jesse Silverglatc, Professor of Emeritus of Social Science 

Zdzislaw P. Wesolowski, Professor Emeritus of Airway Science 

Professional and Administrative Staff Jacklan Alexander, Director of Residential Life, 

Department of Residential I ife. B.S., 

Florida A&M University; M.A., Pepperdine University; M.S., California State University - Los Angeles Ronald 
Allen, Stock Clerk, Inventory Control and Material Distribution Lelia Allen-Efford, Interim Registrar, Office of the 
Registrar. A. A., Palm Beach Junior 

College; B.S., Florida Memorial College 

Carlatta Anderson, Director, Intramural & Recreational Sports. M.S., Wayne State University 

Hopeton Anderson, Director of Auxiliary Services, Auxiliary Services Department. 
A. A., Dawson College 

Linda Arnold-Johnson, Residence Hall Director 

Brenda Ausborn, Secretary, Athletics Department; B.S., Florida Memorial College 
Frances Ba, Secretary, Office of the Provost. B.S., Florida State University 

Sonianna Barrett-Anderson, Administrative Assistant to the Vice-President for Business and Fiscal Affairs 
Kenny Bellinger, Head Men's Basketball Coach. B.S., Florida Memorial College 
Yvonne Bendross, Director, Hospitality Services and Scheduling 
Sophretta Benjamin, Secretary, Business Administration 
Charlcne Blades, Secretary, Office of Admissions 
Katrenia Blue, Accounts Payable Clerk, Controller's Office 

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Rosemary Brathwaite, Students Account Manager, Office of Budget, Cash Management & Financial Analysis. 
B.S., Florida Memorial College 

Laura Brown-Joseph, Secretary, Black Males Explorers Program. B.A, Florida Memorial College 

Daniel T. Buggs, Reference Librarian (Fart-Time), College Library. B.A., Voorhees College; M.A., Tlie Ohio 
State University; M.A.L.S., University of Michigan- Ann Arbor 

Alphonso Burnside, Director, Administrative Support Services, B.S., Florida A & M University 

Sheila Burris, Coordinator, School of Graduate Programs & Continuing Education B.S., Florida Memorial 
College 

Patricia T. Carter, Director of Church Relations and Instructor, Freshmen Studies. B.S., Florida A&M 
University; M.Ed., University of Louisville 

April Chandler-Thomas, Office Assistant, Office of Development 

Nehemy Cher-Frere, (Part-Time) Library Technician, College Library. B.S., Florida Memorial College; M.S., 
St. Thomas University 

Eugenia Cole-Russell, Academic Advising Coordinator, School of Education. B.S., M.S., Barry University 

Kareem J. Coney, Coordinator, Black Male College Explorers Program. M.S., Nova, Southeastern University 

Nicola Cooper, Assistant Manager Lion Shop & Cafe, Auxiliary Services 

Regina Cumbie- McPhee, Secretary, Institutional Research 

Treon Cummings, Scholarship Coordinator, Office of Admissions. B.S. Florida Memorial College 

Julian Dawkins, PC Technician, Information Management and Technology 

Phyllis Days, Counselor, Counseling Center. B.S., Florida A&M University, M.S., Nova Southeastern University 
Alain Decade, (Part-Time) Financial Assistant, Office of Business & Fiscal Affairs 

Samantha Dennis, Secretary, Natural Science 

Priscilla Dobbs, Director of Educational Interns, School of Education. B.S., Florida Memorial College, M.S., 
Nova Southeastern University 

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David Dobson, Driver, Facilities Management & Plant Operations 

Cesar Domingucz, PC Technician, Information Management and Technology Rosa Dominguez, Library 
Technician, College Library. B.A., Union Institutes University 

Balfour Duncan, Cataloging/ Systems Technician, College Library, B.S., Florida Memorial College 

Michael Dysart, library Assistant, College Library 

Lenora Edwards, Admissions Officer, Office of Admissions, B.S., Florida Memorial University Jeffrey Elliot, Athletic 

Trainer, Athletic Department 

Patricia Flceman, Secretary, Department of Humanities 

Joyce Forchion, Communications Coordinator, Institutional Advancement 

Sharonda L. Ford, Director of Student Publications. B.S., MBA, American Intercontinental University 

Christopher Garcia, Assistant Coach, Men's Basketball 

Samuel Gaskin, Financial Aid Officer. Office of Financial Aid. B.S., Florida Memorial University 

Gladys Gonzalez, Coordinator, School of Graduate & Continuing Education, R.S., Biscayne College; M.Ed., 
University of Havana 

Angelique Goodridge, Student Services Representative, Office of the Registrar, A.S., Johnson & Wale- Un 
Ethel Gottshaw, Receptionist/ Switchboard Operator, Office of the President 

Carla Green, Secretary, Office of Church Relations 

Carolyn Green, Residence Hall Director, Residential Life Mary A. Green, Program Counselor, Student Support Services 
Walter J. Hale, Coordinator, Alumni Affairs. B.S., Florida Memorial College; M.A., 

Barauch College/CUNY 

Candance Hamilton, P.S.P Counselor, Counseling Center. M.S., Nova Southeastern University Sheryl Hampton- 
Bain, Secretary, Career Development Center Irene Handsford, Administrative Assistant, Office of the Provost, B.S., 

Florida Memorial College 



Rabie Harris, Director, Academic Resource Center. B.A., Brooklyn College; B.A., Pace University; M.A., 
University of Houston Paul Hemphill, Residence Hall Director, Residential Life 

Tweedia Hillman, Testing Coordinator, Testing Center Hillary J. Hixon, Academic Advisement Program 
Coordinator. B.S., Florida Memorial College, M.S., Nova Southeastern University 

Robert Hooker, Transfer Student Coordinator. B.S., Florida Memorial College 

Reuben Hunter, Acquisitions Technician, College Library, B.S., Florida Memorial College Athena Jackson, 
Director of Career Development Center, B.S., Texas College, MP A., 

Florida International University Keith Jackson, Auxiliary Services Clerk, Lion Shop & Cafe Sheila Jenkins-Boone, 

Counselor, Student Support Services, M.S., Barry University Lois Johnson, Administrative Assistant, Office of the 
Vice President for Student 

Affairs, B.S., Florida Memorial College 

Winifred Jones, Data Entry Clerk, Registrar's Office, B.S. Florida Memorial College, MBA, University of Phoenix 
Delores Joseph, Manager, Accounts Payable, B.S., Florida Memorial College Merlin Joseph, Manager, Inventory 
Control and Material Distribution, B.S., Florida 

Memorial College, MBA, Nova Southeastern University 

Desmond C. King, Library Audio-Visual Media Coordinator. A.A., Miami-Dade Community College Carla 
King-Crockett, Academic Advising Coordinator, Freshmen Studies Department. 

B.S., Jackson State University Natalie Knight, Secretaiy, Alumni Affairs Cheryl Lacey, Assistant Director of 
Admissions, Admissions Department. A. A., 

Miami-Dade Community College; B.S., Florida Memorial College Mirlande Laguerre, Residence Hall 
Counselor, Residential Life Trevor Lewis, Admissions Officer, Office of Admissions Sandra Long, Student 
Accounts Coordinator, Budgeting & Cash Management Curtis Major, Fleet Manager/ Driver, Facilities 
Management & Plant Operations 



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Phillip Mann, Director, Entrepreneurial Institute, School of Graduate Programs 6 Continuing Education. 
B.A., M.Eii., University of Miami; Ld.D., University of Virginia Kenneth Marshall, Women's Basketball 
Conch, Athletics Department 

C. Vernon Martin, Jr., Director of Student Activities B.S., Lincoln University 

Peggy D. Martin, Director of Admissions. B.S., Tuskegee Institute; M.S., Southern Illinois University- Edwardsville 
Terisia Matthew, Secretin}/, Facilities Management & Plant ( iperations Rose Marie McClung, Associate Director, 
Entrepreneurial Institute, School of Graduate 

Programs & Continuing Education. B.A., Rollins College; M.Ed., University of Miami Shirley McDowell, Residence 
Hall Counselor, Residential Life Alstene L. McKinney, Miami-Dade Coordinator-UMTE Program. B.S., Tuskegce 

University; M.S., Barry University Archie Mobley, Bursar, Controller's Office. B.S., Florida A&M University Ken 

Morrison, Instructional Associate, Adjunct Professor, Chief Pilot, School of 

Aviation Studies and Security, A. A., Miami-Dade College; B.S., Florida International University; B.S., Florida 

Memorial University; M.B.A., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 

Carolyn Mosley, Secrctan/, College Library Norvik Myers, Sccretaiy, School of Arts and Sciences, B.A., Florida Memorial 

College Paula Nelson, Secretary, Grants & Sponsored Research Gus Nero, Resilience Hall Counselor, Residential Life, MSW, 

University of Pittsburgh Nelda Nunez-Cortez, Administrative Assistant, Counseling Center Christopher Nwamah, 

Assistant Controller, Controller's Office, P.S., Southeastern 

C>klalionia State University Frankie Owens, Cashier, Bookstore Lauris Paige, Human Resource Coordinator, 

Office of Human Resource Management Shirley Paremore, Director, Broward Off-Site Campus, School of 

Graduate & 

Continuing Education, B.S., Bany University; MBA, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Wynifreth 

Pardo, Staff Accountant, Controller's Office 



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Gloria Penn, Financial Aid Officer, Financial Aid Department, B.S., Mississippi Valley State University Brian 
Phillip, Director of Financial Aid, Financial Aid Department, B.S., Florida 

Memorial College Cheryl Phillip, Manager of Procurement and Contract Services, Controller's Office Glenn 
Pippenger, Administrative Assistant, College Library. B.B.A., 

Northwestern University Georgette Pierre Louis, Cafe Clerk, Lion Shop Joan Redd, Administrative Assistant, 
Office of Vice President Institutional 

Advancement, BA., University of Miami Lorenzo Reed, Residence Hall Director, Residential Life Mirlande M. 
Registre, Program Coordinator- AmeriCorp. B.S., 

Florida International Universih/ Sadie Reyes, Library Technician, College Library. B.S., Florida Memorial College Roosevelt 
Richardson, Women's Track Coach, Athletics Department Veronica Ricketts, LPN/ Secretary, Health Clinic Robert 
Robaina, Athletics Volleyball Coach, Athletics Gwendolyn Robinson, Director of Pre-Student Teaching, School of 
Education. B.S., 

Bethime-Cookman College; M.A., Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado 

Faye Rodney, Coordinator, CROP Program. Enrollment Office, B.S., Barry University of the Bahamas Maria 
Rodriguez-Ruiz, Reference/ Archives Technician. B.A., M.L.S., University of 

Puerto Rico Julio Rojo, Assistant Baseball Coach, Athletic Department Greta Samuels, Secretary, Office of 
Public Affairs Sidra Sargent, Office Assistant, Department of Freshmen Studies Tomasina Scott, Financial 
Aid Administrator, Financial Aid Department, B.S., 

University of Florida Pomona Seay, Cataloging Technician, College Library, B.S. Florida Memorial University 
Peter L. Shaw, Auxiliary Services Coordinator/Cafe Supervisor Auxiliary Services Randy Simmons, 
Assistant Women's Basketball Coach, Athletics Bernice Smith, Periodicals Librarian (Part-Time), College 
Library. B.A., M.S.L.S., 



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University of Pittsburgh 

9 

Robert Smith, Athlctn Diret tor, and Baseball Loach. Assistant Profsssoi oj Physical I ducation . B.S., Lincoln 
University, M.S., Indiana University James Sterlin, Admissions Officei II, Office of Admissions Lataaha Strawder, 

m 

Assistant Cheerleader Coach, Athletic Department Kozman D. Stroman, Assistant Director of Financial Aid, 
I inancial Aid Department, 

w 

^ B.S., Florida Memorial College 

w 

*. Casandra R. Stroy, Coordinator, School of Graduate & Continuing Education. B.S., Florida A&M University, 

M.S., Florida Monona! University Nancy L. Summers, Assistant Bursar, Controller's Office, B.S., 
I 

Florida Memorial University Kimberly Tarver, Secretary, School of Graduate and Continuing Education Pamela 
Tennell, Director, Information Management & Technology. B.S., North 

s Carolina Central University; B.S., Southern University 

i Sheryl Thomas, Accounting Assistant, Controller's Office, B.S., Florida Memorial College Rachel Turner 

Administrative Assistant, Special Assistant to the President; B.S., 

South Carolina State University Ginctte Vaval, Secretary, School of Aviation Safety and Security Kenisha 
Walker, Data Entry Clerk, Office of Admissions Trevor Walker, Manager, Duplication Center Roscoe 
Warren, Director of Enrollment Management B.S. Georgetown University Willie Warren, Athletic Trainer, 
Department of Athletics Keith Webb, Library Technical Services Technician, College Library Kathleen White- 
Clarke, Residence Hall Director, Residential Life Cheryl Wilcher, Periodical Technician, College Library, B.S., 
Florida Memorial 

University Chenique Wilcox, Senior Accountant, Controller's Office, B.S., Florida Memorial College Angela 
Williams, Secretary, School of Education, B.S., Florida Memorial University Argerine Williams, Director, 
Student Support Services, M.S.W., Barry University 



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I 
( 

Austin Williams, Mail Clerk, Auxiliary Services Edward Williams, Skills Lab Coordinator, Freshman 

Studies, B.S., Florida Memorial College 

i 
Lynne M. Williams, Residence Hall Counselor, Residential Life 

Valerie Williams, Interim Director, Office of Human Resource Management, B.S. Barry University, M.S. 

University of Phoenix Cory Witherspoon, Director of Development, Office of Development and College 

i 

Relations. B.S., Bethune-Cookman College; MPA, Nova University Shaun Wolfe, Network Technician, 
Information Management and Technology Trinetta Young, Copy Center Clerk, Copy Center 



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CAMPUS DIRECTORY 

Campus Address 15800 XYV 42nd Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33054 Campus Number (305) 
626-3600 Campus Fax (305) 626-3769 Center for Academic Advisement (305) 623-423 1 
Academic Standing, Probation, Suspension and Readmission (305) 626-3756 Academic 
Affairs Office (305) 623-4223 Academic Schools 
School of Arts And Sciences, Department of: Humanities (305) 626-3128 Computer Sciences & 

Mathematics (305) 623-4100 Criminal Justice, International (305) 623-1408 Studies & 

Political Sciences, Public Administration Social Sciences (305) 623-1408 Visual and 

Performing Arts (305) 626-3683 
School of Aviation & Security (305) 623-1440 
School of Business Administration (305) 623-4288 
School of Education (305) 623-4279 
School of Graduate & Continuing Education, Department of: Graduate Programs (305) 623- 

0213 Continuing Education (305) 623-0213 
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Advisement (305) 626-3666 
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Housing (305) 626-3718 
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International Students (305) 626-3751 



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Testing (305) 626-3776 

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